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Yough River

The Youghiogheny River /jɒkəˈɡeɪni/,[6] or the Yough (pronounced Yok /ˈjɒk/) for short, is a 134-mile-long (216 km)[2] tributary of the Monongahela River in the U.S. states of West VirginiaMaryland, and Pennsylvania. It drains an area on the west side of the Allegheny Mountains northward into Pennsylvania, providing a small watershed in extreme western Maryland into the tributaries of the Mississippi River. Youghiogheny is a Lenape word meaning "a stream flowing in a contrary direction

The Youghiogheny River is Southwestern Pennsylvania's top river smallmouth destination. The fishing can be fantastic on this medium sized river, with plenty of wade fishing opportunities available. The Yough is pretty much devoid of plant life, but the rocky environment allows for smallmouth to thrive in this river. These trips will have you fishing in small coal mining town of years past or scenic Western PA hillside valleys. As we fish for smallmouth we'll have the opportunity to catch other species fish, like muskie, trout, and walleye. The river is unique as it flows from south to north thru the Laurel Highlands with tons of history happening along its banks. The river has many stretches along the way, like the whitewater rapid section, the slower moving middle section, and finally, the slow moving mouth section. We will be fishing the middle section during low flow. You can easily walk across the river moving from spot to spot looking for smallies. If you like to wade streams and have never tried river wade fishing, this is a great river to learn on.

Youghiogheny River 2008 river of the year
Youghiogheny River Map
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