July 17, 2012
The Yough remains “the only game in town.” All of the tribs are very low and quite warm – water temps in the Yough are running 54-62 degrees and conditions are great for wading. With some additional rain we may see enough water for fishing float trips, but currently you should plan to wade and fish early or late in the day for best results.
Ohiopyle Yough River Hatches for July
Slate Dakes sz 12-14
Light Cahills sz 14
Yellow Darkes sz 10
BWO sz 14-16
Midges sz 24-26
Tom Caddis Sz 16
Sulphurs sz 16-18
Micro Caddis sz 20-22
Caught on the Yough with a Hares Ear nymph
Dale’s Tip of the Week
Insect hatches continue to be quite good. Most days this is an early evening phenomenon. You should be prepared to fish several different patterns and the fish may change their minds part way through the hatch. Recently during a two hour flurry of activity trout rose first to Slate Drakes, switched to Rusty Spinners and finished on Cahill Emergers. Be prepared!
Pun intended! Grab your gear and head to Ohiopyle. The Yough is fishing incredibly well at this moment. River levels are expected to be 1.6 to 1.8 this week. We had a float trip on the Middle Yough, boat 30+ fish on Wednesday. Hats off to Kevin their guide.
Check out this beauty caught on Friday afternoon. A soft hackle Pheasant Tail did the trick. The fish measured out at 22 + inches
There are BWO’s every where, and did we mention Isonychia?? Oh yeah there are Slate Drakes coming off very consistently and the fish are keying on them.
Guide tip of the day: During the middle of the day, go really deep with ann Iso nymph, bumping along the bottom
Interested in a guided fishing trip on the Yough?
Want to know what is hatching on the Yough in Ohiopyle.
Call Wilderness Voyageurs in Ohiopyle, PA at 800-272-4141.
Is about all you can say when you finish up a 15 minute fight with a trout and this is on the other end.
He is not telling you what he was using
Jason from Pittsburgh is the skilled angler that landed this beautiful Brown Trout on June 15th on the Middle Yough. The Youghiogheny River level was about 1.7. His guide was Brian G.
What’s Hatchenin on the Yough’?
April 14, 2011
Continuing rainfall will keep the Yough high and off color. Releases at the dam will taper off so you may find some success up at Confluence. The remainder of the Youghiogheny will be difficult to fish for opening day.
The tributaries (Casselman, Laurel Hill, Meadow Run & Dunbar), are dropping and clearing as of this posting. All should fish well by the weekend. Rain is in the forecast for Saturday.
A very late spring! Hatches are behind by a couple of weeks – you may see a few caddis along with brown stoneflies.
These are must have fly patterns:
Green Caddis larva sz 14-18
Pheasant Trail nymphs sz 16
Bead Head Prince Nymphs sz 14-18
Bead Head Black Wooly Buggers sz 8-10
Youghiogheny Fishing info
Stop in to the Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters Store next to the railroad tracks in Ohiopyle for your fly fishing needs or to tell us a lie.
If you are fishing the Yough near Friendsville, remember our Friendsville outfitter store has flies and terminal tackle available. Hours are normally based on days of whitewater releases from Deep Creek Lake. Call us at 800 272 4141 to check on hours.
We have also caught a few nice fish lately with big streamers sz 2-6
Tight Lines folks!