Saturday, June 27, 2009

The Yough.



This River is Wild left the Upper Potomac and headed to the next stop in line, the Yougiogheny River. We heard a lot about the Yough from local fly shops and magazines and had high expectations. We also heard it was some more crazy water to fish, with massive fluctuations in flows and some class V rapids. We ended up deciding to fish the catch and release section of the Yough which encompasses a few miles beginning upstream from Sang Run. We arrived early that morning to heavy showers and the rain continued throughout the entire day.

Easy Choice.

Weirdest Chubs of All Time.

Hooking Up.

Again.

Most Acrobatic Fish of the Trip.

We immediately began catching small bows and browns who eagerly attacked not only our nymphs but our large dries as well. These small fish were easily, pound for pound, the hardest fighting fish of the trip. Most likely due to their environment and the ever changing flows of their habitat. During our time at the Yough the river was low and and the water was very shallow making it difficult to find the holding water of the resident trout. After fishing several miles Adam and I found several nice pockets that contained numerous fish. For our efforts we only caught one large fish, a bow pushing 15 inches. Several large rainbows approaching 25 inches were spooked in the long glides of the river and we missed some nice brown trout. Overall the experience on the Youghiogheny was difficult despite the number of fish that were caught.

6wt is Straining.

Get Out of That Rock!

Big Bow.

Relaxing With a Warm Stogy.

2 comments:

Lyndon Watkins said...

those are bluehead chubs, in spawning, i wish we had them here they are pretty funky looking

Lyndon Watkins said...

those are bluehead chubs, in spawning, i wish we had them here they are pretty funky looking