Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The river is cooling back down. Fishing should continue to improve from the Outflow down to Ohiopyle. You can still look for rising fish, but more fish will be on the feed subsurface.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Youghiogheny River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Nemacolin Woodlands
Seven Springs Resort

Water flow: Below Yough Dam (433 cfs) Ohiopyle (675 cfs)

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 63 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 Caddis #14-18 BWO #18-22 Middle Yough: Midges #18-24 Caddis #14-16 Light Cahill #14-18 Iso #12-14 BWO #14-20

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

Dry dropper, prospecting likely holding areas. If fish are actively rising, match the hatch.

7-Day Forecast

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