Youghiogheny River

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA RIVERS TALK' started by zeboman, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Channels and bullheads can readily be taken on this river but flatheads don`t seem to be caught much further than a mile or two from where it meets the MON. I can`t figure that one out.
     
  2. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Do any of you guys fish for musky on the Yough ? I have seen some real monsters taken from this river.
     

  3. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    dan, the yough river is about 100 yards from my house. and there are some really big muskies in here. they get nice and fat on all the trout the local sportsmans clubs stock. one of the best places is above cedar creek park . i only had chance to go out once for them last year but i hope to get out more this year.
     
  4. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    You`re right about the big musky and the trout fishing is excellent.Do you ever catch any big cats on the Yough ?The biggest I`ve seen was a twenty lb. flathead caught down around McKeesport on a shiner and what`s the deal with the blue cats that were supposedly stocked in the river,I have never seen one of them caught.
     
  5. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    Dan the biggest catfish that i have seen taken was a 12 pound channel cat that my cousin, a friend of mine, and myself all caught. we fished up in a small creek three days in a row and we all caught the same fish on different days in different spots. it was the same fish as it had a dark spot on one side and a mark on its tail. those "alabama blues" they stock usually get caught and taken to the frying pan by guys before the middle of summer. i try to tell these folks to let them go so they get bigger but they want to take them home to eat. but i think the bigger problem is that people want to take them home to show off their catch to family and friends. i have nothing against people who want to keep a few smaller fish to eat but i have seen people clean a hole out of catfish that were from 5-10 pounds (and i am talking like 12-22 catfish) and then hear them complain that they aren't doing any good for the rest of the year. i say take a picture and let them go. if you want some to eat keep some smaller ones. by the way early last year i was fishing the creek mentioned earlier and caught a 17 inch flathead on a crawler. thats the first one i have ever seen or heard of this far up in the yough ( between west newton and sutersville) i hope that is a sign of things to come. unless of course somebody ends up eating them.
     
  6. catfisherman_eky3

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  7. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Brian ,catching flatheads that far up river is a good sign.
     
  8. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    i hope it is a good sign. it would be nice to have some flatties close to home.
     
  9. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Flatheads in the Yough will grow big and fat on all those trout they stock up there that`s for sure.
     
  10. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Next time the river is high and muddy, I would fish were the Yough dumps into the Monogahela.
     
  11. zeboman

    zeboman New Member

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    Blacky, most of the time we catch more channels than flats there for some reason,the water isn`t fast or very deep either maybe 12 feet or so.
     
  12. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    12 feet is average for our river.
     
  13. bigrob2530

    bigrob2530 New Member

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    thanks for the help
     
  14. PaJay-p

    PaJay-p Guest

    Anyone been trying to fish the Yough? Seems to be it's been like everywhere else around here:DEAD?
     
  15. Naack

    Naack New Member

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    Dangit Tan stop giving away my honey hole ! :wink:
     
  16. bw69r

    bw69r Well-Known Member

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    the river has come up a little bit but basically its where it normally is this time of year. its raining now so we'll see what it does.
     
  17. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Shawn I know you have got nice fish in that spot. But I made it a point not to fish there at all this year. I couldnt catch a cold there. Might give it a ty next year.:wink: