Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Water is cold now so any surface action is going to be very spotty. In the event that three or more very nice days with sun string together some midges or a few of the other bugs mentioned elsewhere might show. Flat water reaches will offer the best midging prospects. Nymphs fished at a distance are the best bet for a few fish. Oh and yes, I do know what a streamer is. I also know that, due to larger hooks and the way trout take them that more fish are inadvertantly injured. Let your conscience be your guide. Just be as careful as possible. If you dare or can't think of anything else to do, tie on a Bugger. Drift and juig it rather than stripping it.

Seven-day forecast 

Breeches is still running at a pretty good clip. Recent rains have maintained flows so water is not low at all. Overall, fishing is on the slow side right now due to cold water/weather and the latter stages of the spawn. Most fish should be winding that activity down for the season but if you do fish watch for new, light colored spots on the stream bottom. There will be a depression with a mound of gravel just behind it. Please try not to wade in those spots. Meanwhile if shopping gets to be too much the Run is always good for a quick break. If any fish are rising try No Name Midges, Griffith's Gnats, and I.C.S.I. Midges. Otherwise drift #20ish nymphs and olive midge pupae.
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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