March Fly Fishing Tips and Hatches for the Youghiogheny

March 22 – spring in Ohiopyle!

Levels are good on the Yough Tributaries while the big river is a little high. Color is pretty green and little snow remains to melt. Water temps are presently running 36-38 degrees in most areas.

Hatches

Spring has arrived and the hatches can’t be far off. Look for early winter stones sz 16-18 on most days. Gray & Black Caddis also sz 16-18 should be hatching soon. On cloudy days we are seeing some blue winged olives sz 18-20.

Dale’s Tip for the week

European nymphing is a perfect technique for the spring water levels. A two or three fly rig consisting of a heavy anchor nymph and a smaller dropper or two is just the ticket. Make sure at least one of your nymphs is a little black stone or a bead head prince in sz 18.

The delayed harvest stretches on Meadow Run, Dunbar, Laurel Hill and Indian Creeks have all been stocked!

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