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Allegheny River
Name: Allegheny River
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Species: Brown Trout
Northern Pike
Rainbow Trout
Common Carp
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Elevation: 1427'
Location Details: The Allegheny River is a principal tributary of the Ohio River and is located in the eastern United States. It forms the Ohio with the Monongahela River at downtown Pittsburgh's "The Point" at Point State Park. The river is approximately 325 mi (523 km) long, running through the U.S. states of New York and Pennsylvania. It drains a rural dissected plateau of 11,580 sq mi (29,992 kmē) in the northern Allegheny Plateau, providing the northeastern most drainage in the watershed of the Mississippi River. Its tributaries reach to within 8 mi (13 km) of Lake Erie in southwestern New York. The Allegheny rises in north central Pennsylvania, in central Potter County, approximately 10 mi (16 km) south of the New York border. It flows west past Coudersport then turns north into western New York State, looping westward across southern Cattaraugus County for approximately 30 mi (48 km), past St. Bonaventure University and Salamanca and forming the northern boundary of Allegany State Park before re-entering northwestern Pennsylvania approximately 20 mi (32 km) southeast of Jamestown, New York. It flows in a broad zigzag course generally southward across western Pennsylvania, first flowing southwest past Warren, Oil City, and Franklin, forming much of the northwestern boundary of Allegheny National Forest. South of Franklin it turns southeast across Clarion County in a meandering course, then turns again southwest across Armstrong County, flowing past Kittanning, Ford City, Clinton and Freeport. It enters the Pittsburgh suburbs and the City of Pittsburgh from the northeast passing Karns & Natrona in Harrison Township, Braeburn, Lower Burrell, Brackenridge, Tarentum, Creighton, Arnold, New Kensington, Springdale, Harmarville, Blawnox, Fox Chapel, Sharpsburg, Etna, Millvale, Lawrenceville, Highland Park, The North Side, Downtown Pittsburgh, Point State Park and joins with the Monongahela River at "The Point" in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to form the Ohio River, which flows via the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. The Allegheny River, downstream from the Kinzua Dam, yields some of the largest freshwater fish in North America. The Allegheny River (near Warren) rarely freezes due to a bottom discharge flow from the Allegheny Reservoir. This bottom discharge flow is 2-3 degrees above freezing which allows open water musky fishing year around. Mid to late winter trips can be a mixture of casting or trolling depending on air temperatures the day of your trip. With thousands of muskies and trout stocked over the past several years, our section of the Allegheny River has a strong population of 20 inch rainbow/brown trout as well as muskies/pike 30 inches and longer. The Middle Allegheny River begins at the outflow of Kinzua Dam and travels 106 miles south to the town of Emlenton. In 1992, 86 of those miles were designated as a National and Senic River; 37 miles of which are within the forest proclamation boundary of the Allegheny National Forest. This river section is among the most prolific fisheries in the US. Trophy populations of trout, walleye, musky and pike thrive year around. Catches of 10 pound walleye, 5 pound brown/rainbow trout and 30 pound muskies are not uncommon. Since this section is navigable ONLY by jet boat, there are many days when you will not see another fishing boat!!
Wiki Excerpt:The Allegheny River is a principal tributary of the Ohio River; it is located in the Eastern United States. The Allegheny River joins with the Monongahela River to form the Ohio River at the "Point" of Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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