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Hello all I'm new to this forum and just wanted to say hello from western Pa.
I've been bass fishin for most of my adult life,I'm mainly a river fisherman for smallies but on occasion I will wet my line at some of the lakes in my part of this state.I'm looking forward to reading and sometimes posting here.It looks like a great site.
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Welcome newbie! What river do you normally fish? I'm originally from Lewistown, my home river was the Juniata, and my home lake was Raystown.
Tampa Country Boy, I was living in Felton / Red Lion area for five years prior to coming to Florida, what part of York Co. were you in?
 

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Thanks for the welcome everyone.I live aprox. 25 miles south of Pittsburgh Pa.
I fish what we call the Three Rivers - Monongahela River , Allegheny River and the Ohio Rivers.But the main river that I fish and live on is the Youghiogheny River - Yough for short.This river is a tributary river and flows into the Monongahela River .
 

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Shannon said:
Welcome newbie! What river do you normally fish? I'm originally from Lewistown, my home river was the Juniata, and my home lake was Raystown.
Tampa Country Boy, I was living in Felton / Red Lion area for five years prior to coming to Florida, what part of York Co. were you in?
Shannon, I lived in West York off of Derry Rd not to far from Honey Run Golf Course. Did not do much fishing up there. Mostly small stocked ponds in some of the subdivisions and Golf Courses.
 

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River.Rick said:
Thanks for the welcome everyone.I live aprox. 25 miles south of Pittsburgh Pa.
I fish what we call the Three Rivers - Monongahela River , Allegheny River and the Ohio Rivers.But the main river that I fish and live on is the Youghiogheny River - Yough for short.This river is a tributary river and flows into the Monongahela River .
I've heard of those rivers. ;D I think they had a tournament there recently. ::) :D
 

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Yep the 2005 Classic was held there. Beautiful area.

Welcome to The Bassholes Rick! :)
 

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Thanks Lake I'm happy to be here.I had the great pleasure of being an observer in the 05 classic.What a good time it was. ;D
 

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Great rivers there Rick. I fished the state championships a few years ago up at the North end of the Allegheny on the Kinzua Resevior, absolutely beautiful river system.
 

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I watched the classic up there and one of those rivers no one fished but I can't remember which one. I wonder if it stinks all the time or just that time of the year.
 

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The river that you're referring to is probably the river that I fish and live on the Yough River.Not too many maybe 3 of the elite's fished it,they fared just as good as the others did.Fishing was really bad during the time frame that the classic was held.In fact it was bad all of 2005 this past season the fishing really improved back to normal.On the average 2-3 lb fish witch isn't big by most standards but for this area it's average.Not as many fished in the Yough because it's very shallow and narrow on the average 3 ft.deep but has some deeper holes.There wasn't TV coverage on the Yough because the anglers gps signal was lost because of poor reception and they couldn't be tracked - located by the camera boats
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I thought the Three Rivers Classic was one of the best ones I have ever watched and I've watched a few. I thought it was exciting not knowing who had it won and everybody having a chance to win it with one good solid keeper.
 

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The river you are referring to is the Allegheny. The reason no one fished it was that the river was off limits above the first lock and dam.I live very near lock and dam #5 and find the Allegheny to be the best of the three most of the time. I've weighed in more from that pool on a Tuesday night tourn. than Van Dam weighed for the whole Classic. The timing of the Classic was not good for this fishery as it followed a year of bad flooding which wiped out many baitfish along with the July heat , low water and lack of current. The rivers hold many sub-legal fish as attested to by most of the pros.Rick Clunn caught 45 fish one day with only one being a keeper.A typical summer tournament will be won with 11 to 13 lbs. for a ten fish limit. The fall, higher water, and stronger current produce better fishing. The northern pools of the Allegheny above lock/dam #3 produce better fish with many in the 2-1/2 to 3 lb.range and the occasional 4 to 5 lb.'er . The Classic made me feel better about my fishing abilities since I've struggled with the same conditions as the pros did on the Three rivers. Many a day I wondered how the pros would do on that fishery and they proved to do no better than any of us local tourn. fisherman. The waters that were open to the Classic can really make you earn your stripes but ultimately can make us better fisherman.
 
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