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2011/05/02 13:52:31 (permalink)

Yough Sports People Association

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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/02 14:34:17 (permalink)
we set our first fishing contest for june 18, and were throwing around some fundraising ideas at last weeks meeting
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/02 20:44:34 (permalink)
Good luck guys.

Hope you get a bunch of guys that are interested in having a good association and will work to develop it and have enough support to have some good fund raisers.

Again  best of luck.
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/02 21:18:02 (permalink)
havnt heard about this organization. tell about your plans

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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/02 22:14:52 (permalink)
well this is all in the planning stages, brainstorming mostly. some ideas about having a poker night at a local fire hall, and selling t shirts similar to the "Stock the Yough" Pins sold at local baitshops. but since we are a smaller club we have a certain percentage of active members that help with work details and attend meetings and a higher percentage that simply pay their dues to use the boat launch.
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/03 10:15:07 (permalink)
where is this club located, and how do you join? If someoone would like to become a member what are the fees, responsiblities,etc.?
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/03 12:05:29 (permalink)
YSPA is located in Coulter PA.  We have a picnic area and launch ramp.
Dues are only $25 a year and $1 for a key to the gate.  Meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month @ 7:00 PM.
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/03 12:50:36 (permalink)
interesting....can a person just show up to join or you gotta know someone to get in?
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/03 14:45:52 (permalink)
its open to everybody, if you come to one of the meetings youll have absolutely no problem joining
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2011/05/04 11:58:34 (permalink)
Membership is open to everyone.  You must show up in person because no keys will be mailed.  We would like to get some more young people involved so if you have kids bring them along and get them started fishing.
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2012/05/10 14:54:22 (permalink)
fishnabarrel, I am one of those members that simply paid their dues in order to use the launch. I would be interested in a poker night, just let me know when and where, and I'll be there. I remember seeing a lot of posts on the club's website about weed wacking the hills on both sides of the ramp and am definately going to try and help out with that this year.
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RE: Yough Sports People Association 2012/05/10 14:56:20 (permalink)
haha, just realized that this thread was from 2011! Same holds true though, I will be more than happy to help out with some work down there. I live very close.
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/27 19:11:11 (permalink)
Hey YSPA people, let's get this thread active again.  
 
Anyone out there fishing the 2020 WuFlu Pandemic?
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/28 11:59:10 (permalink)
I haven't joined in a couple years.  What do I need to do to pay dues and get a key to the launch?  
 
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/28 19:57:25 (permalink)
I’m interested. I’d like to see this take off.
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/28 21:57:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jay 2020/05/29 08:48:46
Dues are $26 with a key, but the March and April meetings were canceled because of the pandemic. I went down last night, but there was no one there at about 5 minutes before start so I left.  Hoping we just mail in the dues and forgo changing the lock this year. I'll post whatever I find out.  (btw, there were 2 boats out, water looked awesome)
 
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/29 08:50:03 (permalink)
rooo
Dues are $26 with a key, but the March and April meetings were canceled because of the pandemic. I went down last night, but there was no one there at about 5 minutes before start so I left.  Hoping we just mail in the dues and forgo changing the lock this year. I'll post whatever I find out.  (btw, there were 2 boats out, water looked awesome)
 
. If you could post everything thing to join or DM me I would really appreciate that! Thanks
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/29 20:30:17 (permalink)
is this even still alive ? Old WN boy here .
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/05/30 07:44:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jay 2020/05/31 08:55:52
Yes, the club is still strong.  It is $26/year with the key (needed to access the parking lot, and launch). Meetings are the last Wednesday of the month and you need to attend one to join. Meetings are at the launch starting at 7pm. 
The pavilion is free of charge to all members if you want to have a private gathering. You would just need to reserve it with the club officers and verify it is not already booked.
 
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/06/11 09:14:16 (permalink)
What's the water depth like in that section of river? I know the yough gets real shallow in areas. I have an 18' v bottom Lund w a 40hp on it.
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/06/11 18:16:48 (permalink)
you might make it up to there pavilion . if putting  in at mckeesport But river is very narrow and shallow around there . 
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/06/12 09:25:14 (permalink)
I have a 14' heavy Starcraft with a 15 hp.  As long as I followed the channel, I could make it from Coulter, all the way down to the confluence in Mckeesport but never much farther up than just past the rapids in Turner Valley.  I was bumping bottom once I got past the rapids up there and just tilted the motor and floated back down.

Definitely some deeper holes in that section and the channel right across from the launch is pretty deep.  Not sure how much you draft with that 18' boat though....
As with everything related to a river, water level means everything...
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/06/18 01:20:33 (permalink)
Got out for the second time this year, finally got off the schneid.  Fished the evening from 7:30 to about 11pm.  One small channel cat and one walleye (maybe a saugeye) about 19" at dusk.
 
To answer some questions, the pool at Coulter is pretty friendly to bigger boats. There is a distinct channel side with plenty of depth for bigger boats. As eyesandgillz stated, the most you'll make it without a jet or high water is just below the island at the Norwin Soccer Fields in Turner Valley. I've only drifted it a couple times, but I found the section from Boston to  Greenock to be wide and shallow.  I tend to go upstream when I launch and rarely go below the island at Alpsville. 
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Re: RE: Yough Sports People Association 2020/06/24 18:38:04 (permalink)
No meeting tonight.  There is a Facebook page, Yough Sports People Association.  There might be better contact information if you are interested in joining the club, but I don't have FB and can't access it.  There is also a web page, yspa.net, that is very dated and not alway up to date.  If you have access to FB, that is the better way to go.
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