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Fishing

Fishing

Youghiogheny River Lake Seasons, Sizes & Limits

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 15

Daily—4 in aggregate

No Harvest (Catch and Release) all other dates; No tournaments during closure.

12 inches

June 18–Oct 21

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 15 and May 7–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 16–Sept 5

Daily—5 in aggregate

No Harvest (Catch and Release) all other dates

Jan 1–Feb 28 and Sept 6–Dec 31

Daily—3 in aggregate

Walleye and Hybrids

15 inches

Jan 1–March 14 and May 7–Dec 31

Daily—6 in aggregate

Paddlefish, Mussels, Clams, and Threatened and Endangered Species

CLOSED