Canoe ~ Kayak ~ SUP ~ Raft ~ Rescue

Paddle Fishing

In Pennsylvania, we are blessed with opportunities not only to boat, but also to boat and find fantastic fish. Fishing on the Yough is world class. The cooler, calmer river from the Yough Dam outflow equals fish city! Stocked frequently, this section is as filled with beauty as it is with trout. As far as accolades, the PA Fish and Boat Commission listed the Yough as the second best trout river in PA. You can also get great catches when you cast up in Erie. Fish the lake and find trophy walleye. Whether you’re with a company such as Ohiopyle Trading Post or Wilderness Voyageurs up in Ohiopyle, or whether you’re renting a boat and going for it yourself on the Youghiogheny, PA has plenty of opportunities to catch gills!


Youghiogheny River

Ohiopyle Trading Post Fishing Trips and Rentals

Wilderness Voyageurs Fly Fishing Trips

White Water Adventurers Fishing Trips and Rentals

Nemacolin Woodlands Fly-Fishing Boat Floating Trips and Lessons

Hazelbaker’s Boat Rentals


Raccoon Creek

Larry Beighey’s Raccoon Creek State Park Boat Rentals


Lake Erie

Port Erie Sports Boat Rentals

Presque Isle Beach Boat Rentals

Erie County’s Recreational Passport Events Calendar


Central PA

Sky Blue Outfitters Guided Trips

Grounded Guiding Trips



Pymatuning Lake Association

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Fishing Map

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission

Fishing by County

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Some great pictures from the Yough Defense Party. ...

The Yough Defense party rocked Ohiopyle last night. Eric Harder, our new Youghiogheny Riverkeeper, Ben and Kathy Moyer, and river rats young and old show their water love! Without water, we are dust!

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The Yough Defense Party was a hit for the preservation of the Youghiogheny. It was also a time to meet the new Water Keeper for our region Eric Harder. You can contact him with questions or concerns at During the event there were art items for auction, music by Randy Meyer and the Ferncliff Collection. There was also delicious food and beer. Wilderness Voyageurs hosted the gathering and everyone gave back to a river that has give so much to so many. What a great evening and I was honored to be representing the ACA at such a wonderful event. Keep our country's bodies of water clean and free flowing for all generations. #acapa, #youghwaterkeeper, #wildernessvoyageurs, #randymeyer, #ferncliffcollective, #youghiogheny, ...

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2017 Yough Defense Party

Yough Defense Party is a good time and a great way to be a steward for our Local Rivers.

2017 Yough Defense Party

November 16, 2017, 4:30pm - November 16, 2017, 10:59pm

Join us on November 16, 2017 at the Falls City Pub and Restaurant in Ohiopyle for our 8th annual Yough Defense Party. This event is the single largest fundraiser for our Yough Defense Fund which covers expenses associated with water quality monitoring, investigation of citizen complaints, litigation, and patrolling the watershed. Are you unable to make the party this year? We'll miss you, but you can still support the party by Donating online @, to the Yough Defense Fund. Feel free to increase your donation by updating before checking out!! Back again this year we have a raffle for any Whitewater Boat** from the good folks at Pyranha Kayaks, Dagger Kayaks, Jackson Kayak, or Liquidlogic Kayaks. With only 250 tickets being sold, you better get yours now. Purchase online here! Winner will be announced the night of the party at 10pm. You do not need to be present to win. The winner will be notified and given 1 week to indicate the desired kayak.** Kayak will take approximately 1(>) month to arrive. Pick up will be at the MWA office unless other arrangements are made by 11/23/17. ** Restrictions apply, see website for more details. Your $20 contribution at the door and all draft beer sales go directly to our Yough Defense Fund. You receive one drink token with your $20 contribution at the door as well as some great appetizers. New this year, we will be featuring Bloom Brew and Kegg Brewing Company (more TBA) to provide beers that are brewed locally and want to support the Yough! Don’t forget about great entertainment... Fern Cliff Collective playing at 9pm. You don't want to miss this huge silent auction. We have everything from river gear, artwork, gift cards and much, much more. Stay tuned for more information on our donors and donations. If you'd like to donate to the silent auction, contact Eric at This event would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and individuals. Give them some love because they love the Yough! Aileen Lampman, Harris Wright, Kim Wright, Randy Myers, Chuck Stump, Jeremy Stump, Spring Valley, Community Playthings, Immersion Research, Patagonia, Bill Brisbane, Fenton Harder, Marge Harder, Jim Miller, Nina Flebbe, Bloom Brew, Kegg Brewing Company, Ohiopyle Trading Post and River Tours, Laurel Highlands River Tours and Outdoor Center, Backyard Gardens Market, Ohiopyle Coffee Roasters, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, LPS Strength & Meditation, Mountain Yoga Shala, Robert Walters, Astral, KD Ferrari, Rocky Mountain Kayak, Hydro Flask, Pallet Farms LLC., Willi's Ski Shop, Roger Pritts, Ben Moyer, Len Lichvar, Ohiopyle Life Magazine, Chani Braverman, Bev Braverman, Mike Schloer, Ken Gfroerer, Hazelbakers Canoe and Kayak Rental, Silver Horse Coffee, Mountain Kettle Korn, Christian W. Klay Winery, Carla Ruddock, R&S Paso Fino, Natalie Gilcrest, Kelly Kruper, Sand Hill Berries, Nature's Way Market, Sheryl Johnston and Ed Aiello. Event Host: Falls City Pub and Restaurant & Wilderness Voyageurs

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