It’s pronounced “YAWK-UH-GAIN-EE,” known as the “The Yawk,” and its Pennsylvania stretch is a somewhat different river than its origins in Maryland. Much of the difference is attributable to Youghiogheny River Lake, from which the river emerges near the town of Confluence. Cold water released from the dam keeps the middle stretch of the river (the stretch running roughly between Confluence and Connellsville) fishable most of the year, even in the hot summer. This section is heavily stocked with fingerlings several times a year and the entire stretch is fair to good trout water. Most of the Yough in Pennsylvania is moderate to big water. The short stretch between Confluence and where the Casselman River joins the Yough is very popular and usually wadeable. Beyond where the Casselman enters the stream, the river becomes larger and much of it is difficult wading, depending upon dam releases and seasonal stream flows. Much of the middle stretch is probably much more suitable to floating. Below Connellsville, until the river finally joins the Monongahela River near McKeesport, the Yough becomes warmer and bigger and isn’t really known for trout fishing. Smallmouth bass can be sought in this stretch.
Morning trip show up at 7am on water by 8am off by noon. Evening trip show up 3pm on water by 4pm off by 8pm.
2' and above river level fishing trip will be from Yough Dam outflow to Middle Yough take out. Full Day Guided Trips include shuttle, lunch and guide.
2' and under river level fishing trip will be from Yough Dam outflow to Ram Cat take out. Trip length is four hours on the water which includeds shuttle, lunch and guide.