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