11 Oct 2014 Ohiopyle Fly Fishing report
The beauty of Fall in Ohiopyle!………….Fly Fishing Report!
Fall is upon is, and there’s hardly a prettier time of year to be on the water. The leaves are turning in the river valley and the next couple of weeks will see peak autumn splendor! Cool mornings and mild days; dress in layers if you plan to be out all day. Fall also means less boat traffic, so expect to have the river mostly to yourself.
With the cooler water temps and consistent flows we’ve been seeing some of the best and most active trout fishing this week since July! Bigger fish are starting to turn on and give chance to streamers as well as solid nymph fishing. Many fish have been taken lately on stonefly imitations. Top water attention is still possible with October Caddis (sz 12 cinnamon) as well as BWO’s and Midge’s galore.
The Smallmouth bite has been hot and cold. Typically most activity has been during the warmest periods of the day along with typical bi-urnal habits. Crayfish patterns are still moving fish when it’s slow, but as the day warms up the feed bag goes on! Streamers are the go-to at this time with different combinations of olive, white, or black being most productive.
A good way to cover water and move fish in general right now is swinging and stripping streamers for a mix bag experience. Remember to Always know your limits and exercise caution on the river.
The Middle Yough:
Flows between 2.4-2.5’/789-867cfs
Temperature between 62-68
The Lower Yough:
Flows between 1.7-1.9’/860-962cfs
Temperature between 61-67 degrees
Flows between 2.3-2.5’/825-939cfs
Temperature between 62-70 degrees
These are great levels to wade or float, so get out there and bask in the beauty of Autumn in the Laurel Highlands!
Wilderness Voyageurs is your Ohiopyle fly 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.
Read more about other Ohiopyle activities in our blog.
Wilderness Voyageurs, 103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle PA, 15470 800-272-4141
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