The Youghiogheny River offers a classic big river fishing experience. Our skilled boatmen use oar rigs to maneuver you into those hard to cast places: that hidden hole or around that pesky branch. Their Fly Fishing expertise will guide you through the day, teaching you casting techniques or perfecting your existing skills and sharing their knowledge on local hatches. We offer day long fishing trips on two sections of river:
The Middle Yough. This portion of the river starts at the tailrace/outflow of the Yough Lake. This frequently stocked area makes for a superb start to the day. The next nine miles are a breathtaking assortment of mixed riffles, pools, rolling flats and pocket water galore. Cold water releases from Yough Lake Dam create a true trailwater with good trout temperature year round, from Confluence to well below Ohiopyle. In summer, when most area streams are too low and warm to be fished, the Yough is still prime with good insect activity and rising lunker trout. With it's classic big river characteristic, jaw dropping scenery, to the clock hatches, and pole bending trout this trip truly is a fisherman's dream come true.
The Lower Youghiogheny. Mixes both of our true passions, tricky whitewater and trophy size trout. This trip is best described as an anglers adventure. The main attraction of The Lower Yough is that this section of the river is not wadable below the first railroad bridge, so you'll be fishing almost virgin waters. This makes for an abundance of lightning striking natives and wise old trophies, "Bring extra tippet boys you're gonna need it!". As the river continues downstream towards the takeout, the trout start to back off and make room for hard fighting, high jumping, bronze back small mouth bass.
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