Ohiopyle Fly Fishing Report & Hatches

Wilderness voyageurs fishing guide Matt

Ohiopyle Fly Fishing Report – April 16, 2021


Due to the lower than usual stocking numbers, paired with the rising and falling temperatures, the Yough has been exceedingly variable for targeting trout at this time in the year. Smallmouth bass are producing daily by the Yough around the confluence area as well as on the Casselman River. The Yough river will increase its trout activity towards the end of the month when they are scheduled to restock the river, and temperatures become more consistent. You can still target trout on the lower portion of the river by the Ohiopyle falls and around Cucumber falls with streamers and terrestrials.


The best locations for targeting trout currently are the creeks and streams in the surrounding areas of Ohiopyle. The different types of trout available to target vary from rainbows, browns, brooks, golden, and even tiger trout in some areas. The upper sections of Laurel Hill and Meadow run are still producing well daily with reports of catching fish on
smaller pheasant tails and Hare’s Ears. Dunbar is also producing trout consistently as well within the fly fishing only sections of the creek. The lower temperatures will not make it impossible to target trout, but your presentations should be deep and slow, so the fish are able to strike in these changing conditions. Tight Lines and do not hesitate to get out there to find the fish of a lifetime!



Hatch update:


Blue Winged Olive sizes: 18-22
Quill Gordon Sizes: 14-16
Red Quill sizes: 12-16
Blue Quill sizes: 14-18
Hendrickson sizes:12-16
Caddis (Tan and Black) sizes: 12-20
March Brown sizes: 10-16
Midges (dry) sizes: 16-22


Meat and Potatoes:


Midges (nymphs) Black and red sizes:16-22
Woolly Buggers (Black, Olive, White) sizes: 04-12
Pheasant tail sizes: 12-18
Hare’s Ear sizes:12-18
Squirmies sizes: 12-14
Yarn eggs (red, yellow, orange) sizes: 12-16

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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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