Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

During non-hatch periods any of several nymphing techniques are most productive. The New Zealand Strikeindicator system is fun to use. Attach an appropriately sized bead head or tungsten head nymph to a long fine leader with the bit of fleece attached several feet above. Concentrate fishing efforts in an UPSTREAM DIRECTION rather than across current. Most tightline and European nymphing methods like Czech nymphing are best in pocket water or short runs. For long drifts in slower, deeper pools try rigging a small styrofoam float with two weighted nymphs suspended at an appropriate depth. Dry fly fishing has also been excellent. Watch for hatches of assorted caddis flies , small may flies and little tan crane flies.
Streamers are best fished early or late in the day.

Seven-day forecast 

The Breeches is in prime shape right now. Water levels are excellent but falling and clear.There has been a nice variety of bugs hatching and there are plenty of trout to fish over in most sections of the stream. With recent stockings, the crowd had moved upstream of Boiling Springs. That should start to disapate some as they haul out the stockers at the bridges. Plenty of monofilament line and other trash laying around. If you see some pick please pick it up so the birds don't get tangled in it. Last season I saw a mallard drake flying around in a quite frantic state trailing about fifty yards of the stuff. Cruel way to die. ALWAYS REMEMBER, the last guy to leave a parking area gets blamed for whatever is left! It's still early in trout season so anglers should expect to see plenty of other anglers no matter what section of stream you choose to fish. Weather Guy says farily warm and pleasant through the weekend, showers maybe.
While the Yellow Breeches is carrying more wild trout than I can ever remember, some sections benefit greatly from supplemental stockings. The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job of stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. If you fish the Breeches, you have likely caught some of their fish. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are only $15 annually and are good for the calendar year.. Send check to YBAC, Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0001. Contributions to feed the fish are always welcome too.
If you see anyone fishing bait or attempting to snag fish in the C&R area or elsewhere for that matter, take a pic and call Southcentral Region office at (717) 486-7087. E-mail thoughts, good or bad, to PFBC Executive Director John Arway at For nefarious activity of a non-fishing nature call the Pennsylvania State Police at 717-243-4121.
Enjoy the fishing and please be courteous to other anglers. And if you get into some fish please don't put the location on the internet! General information is good! It always feels best when you earn it.

Must Have Flies 
Low Rider CDC & Elk Caddis #14-18 Buy from
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph #12-18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #12-18 Buy from
Blue Winged Olive #16-22 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis #14-18 Buy from
I Can See It Midge Fly grey,olive,black #20-24 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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