Ohiopyle Fly Fishing Report & Hatches

Ohiopyle Fly fishing report
Daily Ohiopyle Fishing Board: Hatches & Conditions

Fishing the Hatch in High Water Conditions with Dale

Our new fishing guide: John Hatcher

Ohiopyle Fly Fishing Report – October

< warning rerun of same ol info for 2018> October has started almost like every other month this summer with rains and high water.  The river is above wadeable water levels in most locations, and the water temperatures are a tad elevated.  The best chance of success will be early morning on the upper stretches of the river where the temperature is cooler.  Baetis still seem to be the dominant bug right below Confluence.  The tailrace below Yough Dam was stocked in early September and there are a good number of fish to be caught.  Caddis are fairly consistent right now as well as midges.  Again, go early.  The water coming out of the dam is around 65 degrees which is plenty warm.

Due to all the of the rain, both the Laurel Hill and the Cassellman have considerably more water in them than a normal fall.  This provides us with a bit of a silver lining, head to these normally spring time creeks.    The bass fishsery in the Cassellman is doing quite well, and the trout are still hanging out in the Laurel Hill.

The good news  from Lake Erie tributaries is that the rains have casue the Steelhead to start building up early and in larger numbers than normal for this time of year.



Lets Get Buggy – Hatch Guide


Hatch Guide for September
Be sure to check out our Ohiopyle Fly Fishing hatch guide and angling news board. It is updated daily. It’s located in our Fly Shop, at Wilderness Voyageurs inside the Outfitter’s Store.

You can also call us when planning your trip for the most updated hatch information.

Current Hatches:

  • Blue wing olive sz 18- 24
  • Rusty spinners sz 20-24
  • Sulphurs  sz 14-16
  • Light Cahills sz 14-16
  • March Browns 12-14
  • Blue Quills sz 18-20
  • Tan Caddis sz 14-16
  • Olive Caddis sz 14-16
  • Black Caddis sz 18
  • Golden Stone  sz 8-12
  • Hendrickson  sz 14-16

Meat and Potato’s – the “Go-to” flies that produce daily:

  • Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail (This has been a trip saver all summer!)
  • Soft Hackle Hare’s Ear
  • Rubber Legged Stone sz 6 and 8
  • Hare’s Ear Nymph (Olive & Tan)
  • Wooly Bugger (Black & Olive)

Looking for More Information on Guided Trips and Fly Fishing Instruction?

We offer fly fishing clinics including clinics for women, guided trips, scout programs. For guide availability and trip planning please call us at 1-800-272-4141. For more information about our clinics, fly fishing weekends and more visit our main fly fishing page for a list of offerings and scheduled events.

I had a day fly fishing with Ryan McCauley. Ryan started the day giving me a very informative lesson. We went over fly fishing basics and then went into a detailed conversation about flies, equipment and fishing strategy. Next we practiced casting which allowed me to compare my equipment to some really good stuff they had for demo. After a great lunch at the cafe next door, we started out on the stream. The stream and scenery were so cool. Ryan had a great spot. This was lunker city. Trout were everywhere. I caught two and just missed a few more. I can't ask for more than a trip that was geared to my needs and worked out this well.

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