04 Jul 2014 Ohiopyle Fishing report for the Youghiogheny
Fish the Yough in Ohiopyle
The rains arrived, but that is OK… We need the water, as the Yough and all its tributaries are low. Hot days have elevated water temps on the tributaries. It’s best to fish early and late in the day on Meadow Run, Dunbar, Laurel Hill & Indian Creek.
Water temps on the Yough range from 48 at the outflow in Confluence to 56 in the Trophy Trout section below Ramcat and down to Ohiopyle, where the temps are in the low 60’s. Keep your eye on the flow charts since heavy rain will alter conditions.
Ohiopyle Hatches & Fly Recommendations
We are in the beginning of the summer pattern of hatch matching. Look for:
Slate Drakes (ISO’s) sz 12-14 off and on daily from July – September.
Cahills sz 14,
sulphurs sz 16-18,
Tan & Olive Caddis sz 14-16 will be around over the next few weeks
Terrestrials, especially ants & beetles will produce fish on the surface even during the mid-day heat.
Dale’s Tip for the week:
Fish a clouser crayfish sz 4-6 in brown or olive for trout and bass. A number of large fish have been caught over hte last few weeks drifting a crayfish fly in the Middle Yough.
The small mouth bite has been especially good of late on the bottom yough below Connelsville and on the Casselman above Confluence. Give it a try!
Youghiogheny Fishing float trips can be arranged for the Middle Yough for Trout, and the Bottom Yough ( Connellsville to Dawson) for small mouth.
Wilderness Voyageurs is your Ohiopyle fishing headquarters, If you are in the Ohiopyle area, stop in the shop, more than 500 patterns to choose from. We are also a Pennsylvania Fishing license sales point and Guided fishing trips are available daily. If you are a DIY kinda fisher, canoes and rafts are available for rent for the Middle Yough, which is the section of river from Confluence to Ohiopyle.
Wilderness Voyageurs, 103 Garrett street, Ohiopyle PA, 15470 800-272-4141
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