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Allegheny River

Rating - Fair   

Monday, Sep 26 2022
Smallmouth and some largemouth are being caught on ned rigs, zoom flukes and jerkbaits. Water temps are between 69- 72 degrees.

About

A tributary of the mighty Ohio River, the 325-mile long stretch of the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania is one of the cleanest rivers in the United States and an especially pristine river for the industrial Great Lakes area.

The Allegheny has many islands and can reach flood stage in late spring with the best fishing in the late summer through the late winter.

Northern pike, muskie, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, and huge carp are all abundant in the river.

There are hundreds of access points along both banks of the river as it flows to join the Ohio.



Techniques & Tips

Though it is a short river at 325 miles, it has a strong current and deep channels creating a challenge for small boats. Anglers have success from shore in areas with eddies and backflow for both types of bass.

Walleye are best caught jigging from shore or trolling slowly with the current. Trolling can be difficult when faster channels in the river are crossed that can spin a small boat. Pike and muskie are best caught using large (7-inch or longer) Rapala lures or minnows in trolling rigs.

Catfish are attracted by stink bait, blood bait and doughballs bounced along the bottom.






Monday, Sep 26 2022



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Allegheny River


Rating - Fair

Smallmouth and some largemouth are being caught on ned rigs, zoom flukes and jerkbaits. Water temps are between 69- 72 degrees.

About

A tributary of the mighty Ohio River, the 325-mile long stretch of the Allegheny River in western Pennsylvania is one of the cleanest rivers in the United States and an especially pristine river for the industrial Great Lakes area.

The Allegheny has many islands and can reach flood stage in late spring with the best fishing in the late summer through the late winter.

Northern pike, muskie, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, and huge carp are all abundant in the river.

There are hundreds of access points along both banks of the river as it flows to join the Ohio.



Techniques & Tips

Though it is a short river at 325 miles, it has a strong current and deep channels creating a challenge for small boats. Anglers have success from shore in areas with eddies and backflow for both types of bass.

Walleye are best caught jigging from shore or trolling slowly with the current. Trolling can be difficult when faster channels in the river are crossed that can spin a small boat. Pike and muskie are best caught using large (7-inch or longer) Rapala lures or minnows in trolling rigs.

Catfish are attracted by stink bait, blood bait and doughballs bounced along the bottom.


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