Wednesday, September 17, 2014


HARRISBURG, Pa. (Sept. 16) – The Youghiogheny River and Ohiopyle State Park in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region offer a treasure trove of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts, from whitewater rafting and kayaking, to biking along the Great Allegheny Passage trail, to fishing for world class trout.

With so many opportunities, visitors could use a little “inside advice” when it comes to planning trips to the popular area.

In conjunction with various Yough River guides and outfitters, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will deliver “Yough Talk” on Monday, Sept. 29, from 7-9 p.m. at the Nemacolin Woodlands Shooting Academy in Markleysburg.

“The list of outdoor activities in our area is just remarkable, which has made this region a destination vacation spot for so many people,” says Boswell resident Lenny Lichvar, who serves as the PFBC District 4 Commissioner representing Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin and Somerset counties.

“A lot of local residents know what a gem we have right here in our backyard, but they’d probably be surprised when they hear from the experts who spend the majority of their time enjoying these resources,” he added. “This is their chance to hear the ‘best of’ the Yough from the pros.”

In addition to guides and outfitters, the evening event will include a presentation from Rick Lorson, PFBC Area 8 Fisheries Manager, who will describe what fish inhabit the river and where they live and will discuss how the PFBC manages the fishery so it remains a popular fishing area.

The evening presentation is free and open to the public.

Details include:

Date: Monday, Sept. 29

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Nemacolin Woodlands Shooting Academy, 321 Pike School Road, Markleysburg, PA 15459


Greeting – Dale Kotowski, Moderator

Welcome – John Arway, PFBC Executive Director

Yough Talk – Yough River Guides and Outfitters

Yough River Management Plan – Rick Lorson, PFBC Area 8 Fisheries Manager

Public Q & A – Yough River Guides and Outfitters and PFBC staff

The evening event coincides with the PFBC’s quarterly business meeting, which will be held Sept. 29-30 at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington. More information about the quarterly business meeting is available at:

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