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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 14 and Nov 1–Dec 31 Daily—4 in aggregate No Harvest (Catch and Release) all other dates; No tournaments during closure.
12 inches June 16–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–March 14 and May 5–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 14–Sept 3 Daily—5 in aggregate
Jan 1–Feb 28 and Sept 4–Dec 31 Daily—3 in aggregate
Walleye and Hybrids 15 inches Jan 1–March 14 and May 5–Dec 31 Daily—6 in aggregate
PADDLEFISH, MUSSELS, CLAMS, and THREATENED and ENDANGERED SPECIES CLOSED