Fishing spotlight: Yough River
By Bob Frye
Published: Friday, April 14, 2006,
The Youghiogheny River, which is stocked by sportsmen's clubs from West Newton to Smithton to Perryopolis, has been producing lots of fish lately.
In West Newton, river conditions have been perfect and anglers have been getting rainbows in the 18- and 19-inch class on Powerbait, Hus lures and live baits, said Frank Berarducci of Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters in West Newton.
"Everyone's been catching fish this week," he said.
Fishermen have been doing just as well in Smithton, particularly near the brewery, said Don Boyan of Orchard View Angling in Canonsburg. Streamers and wooly buggers have produced trout and, for one angler, a 21-inch smallmouth bass, Boyan said.
Bait and tackle shops around the area figure to be busy today as fishermen prepare for the opening day of trout season Saturday.
Some anglers already were on the water, though, and were catching fish.
Most of the action has been centered around the Back Channel dam and the mouths of Moon Run and Montour Run.
Fishermen continue to get lots of white bass from the river, too, using little spinners and minnows in the area of Pigeon Creek.
Two anglers fishing the lake with medium fatheads, meanwhile, caught numerous channel catfish and two 7-pound striped bass this week.
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