Fishing guide services offering float and wade fishing on the Youghiogheny River in southwest Pennsylvania for trout, smallmouth bass, musky, and carp.

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Laurel Highlands Guide Service’s Guides know the water and tactics to improve your fishing experience. They can assist you with all levels of guide services. From beginner to expert, we have an expert guide that will fit your needs.

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During our guided fishing trips, we spend most of our time fishing the middle section of the Youghiogheny river. Our guides also do guided wade trips on the area tributaries when river conditions or client desire are needed.


The river has been tough this past week as it's finally dropping from high water, but yesterday she really shined!! Jeff landed numerous feisty fish, many 14-16", and one breaking the 20" mark! The bugs where well represented with consistent Sulphur, March Brown, and Olive Caddis emergence. Rumor has it that the Green Drakes are making their appearance in the area as well! ...

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The river is finally back to a fishable level, and we had a few boats out today. It was a little slow out there, but if you kept at it, there were fish to be had. Looking forward to some lower flows and getting the fish to look up a bit more! ...

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With Spring comes high water. When the Yough's up hit the tribs and the numerous smaller streams the region has to offer! Here's just a couple Tuesday evening had to offer along with Sulphers and Brown Drakes! ...

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A few hard earned fish from the weekend. Some tan caddis, March Browns, and a few random sulphurs were spotted this weekend, but the fish seemed more interested in streamers and general attractor nymphs fished deep and slow.

Looks like a wet week lies ahead, but when flows recede, dry fly fishing should be going full steam. Available dates are getting limited, so give us a shout if you are looking for a trip.

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The river has finally dropped to a fishable level, and has been turning out some nice fish. Grannoms and hendricksons have been bringing some fish to the surface, and nymphing has been pretty reliable with the increase of bugs in the drift. Now's the time! ...

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