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!
Blue Winged Olive sizes: 18-22
Quill Gordon Sizes: 14-16
Red Quill sizes: 12-16
Blue Quill sizes: 14-18
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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