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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike at Youghiogheny River Lake in Pennsylvania.

Youghiogheny River Lake, PA

At 16 miles long and covering 2,800 acres, Youghiogheny River Lake is a large fishery, easily accessible to southwest PA anglers. The lake has a variety of fish species to pursue. Bass, walleye, crappie, hybrid stripers, catfish, muskie, chain pickerel, northern pike and sunfish all reside in this reservoir. Lake levels here may fluctuate drastically as the primary purpose of the lake is flood control. At high water levels, boat launches and a marina serve the lake.

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Primary fish species residing in Youghiogheny River Lake

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Largemouth bass

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures
Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Rock Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Muskie Northern pike

Youghiogheny River Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Yough Lake Marina
140 Marina Dr
Addison, PA 15411
814 395-3423

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Jockey Hollow Boat Ramp
This is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking for more than forty vehicles and trailers. It is in the farthest west cove on the lake, just north of I-40, off of Dark Hollow Road.

Somerfield North Boat Ramp
Located on the east side of the lake, just north of the I-40 bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking for more than forty vehicles and trailers.

Somerfield South Boat Ramp
Located on the east side of the lake, just south of the I-40 bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking for more than twenty vehicles and trailers.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Yough Lake Campground - 800 472-3846

Outflow Camping Area - 814 395-3242

Youghiogheny River Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Yough Lake
Corps: Youghiogheny River Lake
497 Flanigan Road
Confluence, PA 15424
814 395-3242


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Youghiogheny River Lake in Pennsylvania.

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Fishing at Youghiogheny River Lake, in Pennsylvania.