The Youghiogheny River offers a classic big river fishing experience. Our skilled guides use oar rigs to maneuver you into those hard-to-cast places. They will spend the day sharing their expertise and knowledge, teaching you casting techniques or perfecting your existing skills. We offer day-long fishing trips on two sections of the Yough River in Ohiopyle, and bass fishing on the Bottom 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 tailwater 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. From its classic big river jaw dropping scenery to the clock hatches and pole bending trout, this trip is a fishing dream come true.
****** This trip has extremely limited availability****** The Lower Yough mixes both of our true passions; tricky whitewater and trophy size trout. This trip is best described as an angler’s adventure. This section of the river is not wadeable 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. As the river continues downstream towards the takeout, the trout start to back off and make room for hard fighting, high jumping, bronzeback smallmouth bass.
This trip is definitely one of a kind—getting down the river is just as exciting as catching what’s in it.
Trip Time - Days
March - November
Quick Dry Clothing
Shoes (not flip flops)
Wetsuits and windbreakers are available