Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Youghiogheny River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Nemacolin Woodlands
Seven Springs Resort

Water flow: Below Yough Dam (1060 cfs) Ohiopyle ( 2580 cfs)

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 45 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All Day

Best stretch: Tail Race section down stream to Ohiopyle

Best access point: Yough River campground parking area

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Tail Race: Midges #18-22 Middle Yough: Midges #18-24

Fish species: Brook,Brown, and Rainbow Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Pittsburgh International Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Youghiogheny River Description

The Youghiogheny River, located in Southwestern Pennsylvania, is a great tailwater fishery that has recovered well from a past mine acid spill. Cold water from the Youghiogheny Reservoir Dam, located near the town of Confluence, helps support a good population of trout. Since the mine acid spill, hatches on the Youghiogheny also have recovered well and are getting better each year. This large tailwater fishery, ...

Techniques & Tips

Double nymph rig under an indicator will provide the most consistent action. As you venture from the outflow the fishing will decline. Low water temps and ice will become a problem.

7-Day Forecast

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