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Date 04-Apr-14
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Conditions : MONONGAHELA RIVER – The water temperature is 48 degrees. Some sauger and walleye have moved into the creek mouths and dam tailwaters. An increase in flows or a few degrees water temperature rise will cause more fish to move into the tailwaters. The best time to fish is one or two hours at dusk. They will also concentrate at the mouths of larger tributaries like Buffalo, Paw Paw, and Pricketts creeks. Jigs with minnows are always good baits but 3-inch plastic grubs will also be productive. Muskies can be caught by trolling large crank baits along the shoreline throughout the river or casting from shore in the Morgantown area. Large muskies are common along the shoreline at this time of year.

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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