Monongahela River in West Virgina

Discussion in 'WEST VIRGINIA RIVER TALK' started by wolfman, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Water temp is 80-82 degrees, Channel cats are being caught on nightcrawlers and chicken livers at the Morgantown tailwater. Warm water discharges at Rivesville and Morgantown power plants are attracting fish. A pier at the Morgantown plant makes fishing safe and convenient.
     
  2. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Ooh, I love the tailrace at Cheat Lake. It's a great place, with a lighted pier for night fishing. I'll be heading there tonight!
     

  3. jrm11

    jrm11 New Member

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    When u say tailrace are u talking about the lower part of a dam or flow control station ?

    Do u catch flatties in there >?
     
  4. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Yeah, you have to drive to PA, and park in PA, and the dam itself is actually in WV :rolleyes: There are channels, walleye and sauger, drum, and some panfish. I've also heard about carp there, but haven't caught or seen anyone catch any when I've been there.
     
  5. Catcatcher26726

    Catcatcher26726 New Member

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    Any of you guys fish the Mon?
     
  6. jrm11

    jrm11 New Member

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    ive fished the mon few times, but not enough to have a good success rate.
    Mostly fished below the docks by waterfront jeep in morgantown.
    my cousin has caught flats there but i haven't.
    i fish above the mon. in the west fork. i plan on fishing the mon where the tygart and west fork meet this season. i let u know what happens !
     
  7. barry

    barry Member

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    Fishing the confluence should bring some big flats, fished it years ago. I do not know whether you can fish it from the bank,you may have to fish it from a boat
     
  8. Master Juggalo

    Master Juggalo New Member

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    I Heard there was Gar in the Mon river is that true?
     
  9. barry

    barry Member

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    Yes there are Gar in the Mon. We see them in the Hilderbrand pool all the time.
     
  10. Master Juggalo

    Master Juggalo New Member

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    Where abouts is Hilderbrand Pool and is the fishing bellow the waterfront jeep any good?
     
  11. barry

    barry Member

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    Water front Jeep in Morgantown@ the morgantown L&D? The next L&D upstream,south, is Hildibrand L&D the pool is above the L&D.
     
  12. Master Juggalo

    Master Juggalo New Member

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    What do you mean L&D? The Lock/Dam thing sorry im just stupid LOL?
     
  13. barry

    barry Member

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    yes that is lock and dam.
     
  14. Master Juggalo

    Master Juggalo New Member

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    I was Right =D How do you get to the secound one I know where the first is. Got Directions?
     
  15. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    anyone catching flats on the mon yet?
     
  16. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Matt, congrats on your first post and welcome to the BOC. Its been quiet on the Mon lately, but I think there is a gathering in the making coming up in Elizabeth,Pa.
     
  17. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    I fish if mainly around Fairmont, WV. New to flathead fishing. Was out 3 times late last year. Caught one 10#er. I do know someone who has caught a few around 50#s, but havn't spoke with him lately to see if he's been out this year. Just wondering, how long does it take, by boat, to get from Pricket's Fort to first set of Locks.
     
  18. barry

    barry Member

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  19. barry

    barry Member

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    Matt; this is the thread that will tell you when you can lock through this summer.
    http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/
    look under allegheny and monongahela summer schedule
     
  20. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

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    thanks a lot barry. Anyone know where to get a good deal on decent size gold fish near fairmont or morgantown. I'm talking 1 or 2 bucks a piece. If not I'll stick with my gills.