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Fishing At Youghiogheny River Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, muskie and northern pike at Youghiogheny River Lake in Maryland.

At over 16 miles long, Youghiogheny River Lake is a 2,800-acre lake on the PA-MD border, just a couple miles north of Friendsville, MD. Only one third of the lake is in MD, and many of the services on the lake are found in PA. Overall there are 38 miles of shoreline to explore in search of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish, perch, hybrid stripers, pike and muskie. Lake levels here may fluctuate drastically for flood-control purposes. At high water levels, boat launches (in both states) and a marina (in PA) serve the lake. There are several access points in Maryland for fishing from the bank, with Mill Run Recreation Area being the easiest. Kayaks and canoes are a great way to traverse this fishery.

Primary fish species residing in Youghiogheny River Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Pumpkinseed Rock Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Muskie Northern pike

Youghiogheny River Lake Amenities

Marina: YES (in PA)
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: (in PA)
RV Hookups: (in PA)
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Mill Run Recreation Area Campground - 814 395-3242

Other Campgrounds at Youghiogheny River Lake in PA.

Youghiogheny River Lake MD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Corps: Youghiogheny River Lake
497 Flanigan Road
Confluence, PA 15424
814 395-3242

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