Alan Klotz, Fisheries Biologist
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Posted on February 26, 2013 | Permalink
Dry Fly Fishing Opportunities
Location: Youghiogheny River
While we are still in the midst of a cold winter in Garrett County, there are still some dry fly fishing opportunities for anglers willing to face the elements. There has been an awesome winter stonefly hatch on the Youghiogheny River for the last week. Even though temperatures were in the '20s and the snow was flying sideways, these insects were hatching off in good numbers, and a few trout keyed into them. Last weekend, I fished the hatch near the Hoyes area and hooked a nice rainbow that got off, then proceeded to try to set the hook way too early on even a bigger brown trout. I returned to the Sang Run area on Saturday and landed the nice brown trout in the pictures. The pictures also show the newly emerged stoneflies as well as a lot of case-building caddisflies along the river's edge.