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Monongahela River Sponsored by
Date 09-Jul-14
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Conditions : MONONGAHELA RIVER – The shoreline from the Morgantown lock to the mouth of Deckers Creek is always a good place to fish from the shore. Two large walleyes were caught at night from this shoreline three weeks ago. Sauger, channel catfish, drum, and hybrid striped bass are common in this area. The Star City ramp park and the Morgantown Power Plant pier are also good areas for bank anglers. The best time to fish is 1-2 hours before and after sunset. This is also a good time for catfish throughout the pools in 15 to 20 feet of water.

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MONONGAHELA RIVER
Whereas the Ohio tends to provide numbers of smaller walleyes, it is the polar opposite on the Monongahela River, where biologists regularly turn up good-sized (but fewer) walleyes.

"When we sample the Mon, we always collect a few nice walleyes," Jim Hederick noted. "Below the dam in Morgantown we find walleyes up to 8 pounds. We usually find a few in the 6-pound range as well."

Sauger and walleye populations, like the Ohio River, are at the mercy of nature, which has not been exceptionally kind in recent years. Still, enough fish should be present in tailrace and creek mouth areas to warrant attention from anglers.

Monongahela River boat access areas can be found in Morgantown, Star City and Uffington.


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