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Monongahela River Sponsored by
Date 22-Apr-15
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Conditions : MONONGAHELA RIVER – Walleye and sauger are now nearing the end of spawning. A good pattern now is to fish for sauger and walleye an hour before and after sunset, especially in the tailwater areas below the lock and dams. Sauger and walleye usually begin feeding at dusk in the tailwaters but will be active during the day when the water is turbid. Jigs with minnows are always good baits but 3-inch plastic grubs will also be productive.

Reported by: West Virginia D.N.R


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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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