March Fly Fishing Tips and Hatches for the Youghiogheny

March Fly Fishing Tips and Hatches for the Youghiogheny

March 22 – spring in Ohiopyle!

Levels are good on the Yough Tributaries while the big river is a little high. Color is pretty green and little snow remains to melt. Water temps are presently running 36-38 degrees in most areas.


Spring has arrived and the hatches can’t be far off. Look for early winter stones sz 16-18 on most days. Gray & Black Caddis also sz 16-18 should be hatching soon. On cloudy days we are seeing some blue winged olives sz 18-20.

Dale’s Tip for the week

European nymphing is a perfect technique for the spring water levels. A two or three fly rig consisting of a heavy anchor nymph and a smaller dropper or two is just the ticket. Make sure at least one of your nymphs is a little black stone or a bead head prince in sz 18.

The delayed harvest stretches on Meadow Run, Dunbar, Laurel Hill and Indian Creeks have all been stocked!

Wilderness Voyageurs offers the largest variety of fishing programs in the Youghiogheny Valley.   Guided fishing trips, either wade or float, scout fly fishing merit badge, and learn to fly fish weekends.

Stop in and see us at our main Ohiopyle outfitter store, located at 103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle PA 15470    800-272-4141   We carry a full selection of fly rods and reels, and more than 400 fly patterns that are intended for use on the Youghiogheny River.