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.


It’s pretty nasty out there right now, but we are one day closer to getting back after these guys! Stay warm! ...

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Come learn a new bug or two from Mike on 2/10 at the Orvis Pittsburgh store in the Galleria! ...

Need an excuse to get out of the house this winter? Stop by and see some of our guest tyers and have a beer on us courtesy of Southern Tier Brewing Co.

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Sub-freezing temps and gusty winter winds can occasionally make being on the big river a little less than desirable. Thankfully, we have lots of options that provide a bit of protection from the nasty stuff! ...

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Streamer Talk 11/15 @ the Shop. Laurel Highlands Guide Services fishing guides Mike Engelhardt and Jarret Kasan have been wade and float fishing the Youghiogheny River and nearby waterways for over 30 years between the two of them. They have a wide range of experience targeting the trout, smallmouth bass, musky, and other fish that call the river home. Much of this experience includes fishing streamers; from 12” articulated flies to small, single hooked bugs. Let them fill you in on their approach to fishing streamers, fly retrieves, fly selection and the gear to be successful

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Beautiful fall fishing with Mr. Cohen just before the weather turned. ...

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