Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Keep an eye on water temps as you get further away from the Dam. water temps will rise fast with lower water.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Youghiogheny River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Nemacolin Woodlands
Seven Springs Resort

Water flow: Below Yough Dam (418 cfs) Ohiopyle (822 cfs)

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F

Water condition: Moderately Turbid

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 or Die... Or your favorite technique for mid/late summer type conditions.

7-Day Forecast

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