The highly sought after Green Drake has been spotted! Initial reports began to surface on Saturday May 25th. Then on Sunday, Drakes were spotted on the Middle Yough and Meadow Run and Beaver Creek. Water levels have stabilized and we expect to see around 2 feet on the Ohiopyle gauge for the foreseeable future. Water temps are a little lower than normal for this time of year. The ten day forecast is spectacular for Ohiopyle, (15470). And lucky for us fisher types, that coincides nicely with what we think will be the remainder of the Green Drake Hatch ( Ephemera danica)
The most alluring vision is to take that large trout when he makes a splashy rise and targets your Dry Drake! That is the best.. but keep in mind you will have much more success sub-surface. The emerger will generate many more hook-ups. Keep in mind as the hatch progresses, fish will become more selective, as well as the water will be clearing
Check out this beautiful Green Drake caught on Meadow Run.
The Drake hatch is in full swing and we believe it will continue for approximately 10 days. You will also find the hatch on the Laurel Hill, Dunbar Creek, and the Youghiogheny. There have been a couple of spinner falls, 2 maybe 3 already. The drake hatch although famous, it is not always the food of choice for trout,, but, The fish are turned on!
If you can not make it to the creeks in the next week, have no fear… The Sulpher hatch has begun in earnest, and it should last for a month,, especially heavy in the evenings
Stay in tune with what is happening on the yough by checking out the Wilderness Voyageurs Hatch Page or the Facebook group we started for fishing on the Yough