Fishing Season: Open Year Around

Allegheny River - PA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


The Lodge at Glendorn's Tip of the Week

Water temperatures are too warm currently for trout fishing below the dam. Follow the Kinzua Dam on Facebook for updated water conditions and a 5-day forecast for water levels. Once water temperatures reach suitable levels, expect fishing conditions to improve.

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Lodge at Glendorn

5-Day Outlook as of 9/22/23

Warm reservoir temperatures are creating stressful water temperatures for trout below the dam. Warm water fish can still be successfully caught but hold off from the trout fishing until temperatures become safe again.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/22/23

Pounding banks with streamers during high water periods. Or early in the morning. Nymphing pockets during low water conditions. During the fall, swinging streamers with a two handed rod can be a very effective way to target large brown trout during wadable flows.

Local Species Available Open Year Around

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    Brown trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Smallmouth Bass

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The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Rouse's Poodle Black, Olive, and Wh 4,6
Trash Can Streamer white 4,6,8
Woolly Bugger Black, Olive 4
Bead Head Crystal Soft Hackle Tan and Olive 14, 16
Pheasant Tail Natural 14,16,18
Soft Hackle PT Nymph N/A 14,16,18
Bead Head Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa Fly Olive and Brown 14,16
Czech-Mate Caddis Tan 14,16

Rouse's Poodle

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The Lodge at Glendorn's Recommended Gear

Description: About Allegheny River

Tailwater fishery outside of Warren PA in the scenic Allegheny National Forest.

Nearest Airport:

Bradford, PA, Buffalo, NY


Caddis, Sulphurs, Blue Winged Olives,

Best Time to Fish:

all day

Best Stretch:

Kinzua Dam to Warrnen, PA

Best Access:

US Corp of Engineers parking