Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Watch for tricos followed by small caddis and blue winged olives during morning hours and sporadic hatches right at dark. Flying ants have been factors recently so have patterns as suggested and watch for them from mid-morning on. Pitch assorted terrestrials along bankside vegetation. Nymphs are still (yes, still) the best bet but slapping a bobber down on the trout now will likely send them scurrying. Use a long leader with a single or double bead head nymph rig and a tiny indicator or the New Zealand wool indicator and stay back from the selected spots.
Evening hatches have been spotty and Hexes and the white fly are overdue. Bring flies and be ready.

Seven-day forecast 

Breecches is on the low side already but not too bad. Very clear though. Skunky August weather is back; not too hot but warmish nights, muggy w/ chance of showers through Saturday at least but Weather Guy isn't calling for any washouts. Maybe that will get the white flies started! Brown drakes (Hexes) are virtually no shows so far. There are other bugs though so get out and fish. Expect the C&R area to be busy this weekend with anglers anticipating the white flies. The Little Run in Boiling Springs is holding a fair number of fish if you can get by the poachers. Call (717) 486-7087 to report violators. Of course, office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday so hopefully the poachers only poach during those hours! If you are frustrated with the law enforcement situation in PA e-mail Executive Director John Arwary at

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