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Youghiogheny River Lake Seasons, Sizes & Limits

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YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER LAKE (RESERVOIR)

Species

Minimum Size Limits

Season

Creel Limit

Remarks

American eel

9 inches Open Year Round Daily—25

American Shad

None Open Year Round Daily—3

Baitfish, fish bait

None Open Year Round Daily—50 in aggregate

Bass –
Largemouth,
Smallmouth and Spotted

15 inches Jan 1–April 17 and Nov 1–Dec 31 Daily—4 in aggregate No Harvest (Catch and Release) all other dates; No tournaments during closure.
12 inches June 13–Oct 31 Daily—6 in aggregate

Crayfish

None Open Year Round Daily—50 Head must be immediately removed behind the eyes upon capture unless used as bait in the water from which taken

Gizzard shad

None Open Year Round Daily—50

Mud bugs (dragonfly nymphs)

None Open Year Round None

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskie

40 inches Open Year Round Daily—1 in aggregate

Northern pike

24 inches Open Year Round Daily—2

Pickerel

18 inches Open Year Round Daily—4

River herring

None Open Year Round Daily—50 in aggregate

Sauger

12 inches Jan 1–Mar 14 and May 2–Dec 31 Daily—6

Striped Bass and
Hybrid Striped Bass

20 inches Open Year Round Daily—2 in aggregate

Sunfish, Yellow perch, White perch, Crappies, Catfish, Rock bass, Suckers, Carp and White bass

None Open Year Round Daily—50 in aggregate

Trout and Salmon (all species)

7 inches 8 a.m. April 18–Sept 7 Daily—5 in aggregate
Jan 1–Feb 29 and Sept 8–Dec 31 Daily—3 in aggregate

Walleye and Hybrids

15 inches Jan 1–March 14 and May 2–Dec 31 Daily—6 in aggregate

PADDLEFISH, MUSSELS, CLAMS, and THREATENED and ENDANGERED SPECIES

CLOSED