Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

The Breeches is very clear with water temps in the mid-fifties on a good day. Dry flies will bring up some fish. Watch for any aquatic insects and throw some ants and crickets, especially if the wind blows.
Dry flies aside, nymphs, nymphs, nymphs. they will take more and larger fish. I have been having great success with the New Zealand fleece StrikeIndicator system. Trying to wade right up to a spot and slap a foam bobber down will scare the heck out of any trout nearby.

Seven-day forecast 

Outstanding day on the Breeches on Saturday. Weather just super with a moderate number of leaves in the water. Fish and bugs did the best that they could. Tricos on the water from about 10:30 to after noon. Scattered BWO's, caddis, and slate drake spinners in evening. We did manage to catch the one stocker rainbow that hangs around one of my favorite bridges but all of the other trout Dave caught were wild browns, and fairly nice ones at that. Couple looked like they're carrying eggs. They'll be spawning in about three weeks, though that seems to vary from one reach to another.
Weather Guy says super nice Tuesday, O.K. on Wednesday (we're fishing anyway-should be good) and sketchy for the rest of the week. Most of the leaves are down so even if they just blow into the stream they should only be a moderate problem.
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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