The Youghiogheny is a large river and should be treated as one. It is dangerous, especially in high water, with difficult wading conditions. This river is extremely deep in areas, with swift currents and large boulders making each step a challenge. Trout will hold on the edges of soft seams and pockets where they can relax in the soft currents and intercept passing food.To locate your best dry-fly water, look for flat pools, softer runs, and eddies. Here, the river is accessible by either a bike trail that traverses the western side of the river, or by floating it from Confluence to Ohiopyle. The State stocks brown and rainbow fingerlings in this area, and good-sized holdover trout in the 12- to 16-plus-inch class are caught with regularity.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.