April 30, 2012
Melting snow! And a little rain has raised the river levels a bit. Good conditions prevail on the Yough and its tributaries. The Yough has a little color from the Casselman but continues to fish well. With the amounts of rain in the forecast fishing should be good thru the weekend.
This is the “prime time” for hatches in the Laurel Highlands. On any given day the stream you are fishing will see four or five different may flies and at least several caddis flies. Be prepared with these patterns in your fly box:
BWO sz 16-18
Blue Quill sz 16
Quill Gardon sz 12-14
Hendrickson sz 12
March Brown sz 12
Peacock, tan and gray Caddis sz 14-18
Gray and Black Midges sz 20-24
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The dry fly fishing has been outstanding this spring. Beginning with the winter stones in February. We have had surface action every week. The hatches are day time events varying in time from as early as 10am to afternoon hatches around 3 o’clock. Caddies hatches call for a sunken pattern as well an adult dry. Nothing works better than the La Fontaine Sparkle Pupa- You should carry this pattern in gray, brown, tan, ginger and green, in sizes 12-18. Fish it by itself or on a dragger with your dry fly. If it gets a little slow, you may have to nymph but its been several weeks since we haven’t had some dry fly action each day. Good Fishing!
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May 29, 2011
Green Drakes, Green Drakes and some more of those bad boys. We are expecting the hatch to last for another 7 to 10 days.
Do not allow them to steal the show entirely, there are also March Browns and a very healthy Sulphur hatch starting to kick in.
Friday Night there was a micro burst that dumped about 1 inch of rain in the Cassleman drainage and really blew out the Yough.. High and Muddy. Look for that to all flush through by Tuesday AM
Meadow Run is in great shape and full of bugs
Water temps are running in the 50’s now, finally! This makes for good hatches and the warm days of later will cause all the hatches to be compressed into fewer weeks time. Look for and be ready to fish any or all of these:
BWO sz 18
Blue Quill sz 16
Quill Gordon sz 12-14
Hendrickenson sz 12-14
March Brown sz 12-14
Sulphurs sz 16
Caddis sz 14-18
The Quill Gordon begins it’s emergence on the stream bottom and as an adult fly swims to the surface to take flight. Fish a quill gordon wet fly or soft hackle emerger subsurface with a twitch for a chance at some really large fish. The takes are quite aggressive so remember to keep a light touch!
Harrisburg, PA – Anglers fishing the Kinzua and Youghiogheny tailraces should find plenty of trout to keep them busy this fall. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently released yearling trout (6-9 inches) in the tailraces from their Pleasant Gap State Fish Hatchery. These fish are intermediate in size compared to a typical fingerling, which are stocked at less than the statewide minimum legal size of 7 inches, and to a typical adult trout, which are stocked at approximately 10-11 inches.
Not telling you where I caught this
“These fish were surplus to the production goals of the Pleasant Gap facility and have been stocked in these tailraces to grow and become available to the anglers fishing these waters,” said Brian Wisner, chief of the PFBC’s Division of Fish Production. “The stockings offer a great opportunity for families to get outside this fall and enjoy the fishing at two very popular waters.”
In Warren County, the PFBC stocked rainbow trout in section 7 of the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam downstream to the confluence of Conewango Creek.
In Fayette County, the PFBC stocked brown and rainbow trout in sections 2 and 3 of the Youghiogheny River from the mouth of Casselman River downstream to the mouth of Ramcat Run and from the mouth of Ramcat Run downstream to State Route 0381.
Take advantage of this and the cooler temp and join us on a guided fishing trip or grab a bike and head down the Great Allegheny Passage.
Fishing on the yough has been widely varied. Folks are reporting not alot of fish, but they are finding large fish! These fish were caught last week on the Lower Yough. Early AM, you can expect to have some dry fly action. Slate drakes and BWO’s are seen every day. Remember that heat stresses fish and do not over play them. Pete B from Somerset caught this 22 inch Brown on Tuesday
Don't have to lie about this one