31 May 2011 Green Drakes have arrived in the Yough Valley
Finally it looks like the high water is coming to an end ( at least briefly). The ten day forcast is bright and sunny 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)
. Check out this beautiful 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! Reports of multiple fish in the 20 + inches range from Meadow Run in the last few days. The Drake will lure large old wiley fish from crevasses.
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
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