Green Drakes have arrived in the Yough Valley

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.

Green Drake Hatch Meadow Run

Makin’ da fish crazy

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

Meadow Run Rainbow Trout

Thank you Green Drake emerger

Stay in tune with what is happening on the yough by checking out the Wilderness Voyageurs Hatch Page or the new Facebook group we started for fishing on the Yough