Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Best techniques now are nymphs and streamers early and late with some dry fly fishing possible during warmest part of warm days. Watch for bugs. Tricos, olives, and assorted caddis can all be mixed and right in the warmest few hours of the day, not their traditional time slots. The suggested flies list could also include some streamers. I would stay with Buggers, Muddlers, maribou patterns up to maybe size 6, about 2-3" long. Water is up and very stained due to recent rains, trout spooky and in the spawning mode. Please don't fish over the spawners and watch for the cleared out spots in shallow water where they have deposited eggs.

Seven-day forecast 

Rain seems to have finished up but creek is running hard. I think it will drop to nice levels by Saturday and should be quite fishable by then. Weather guy says it will clear off for the weekend, high forties Saturday and colder on Sunday. Trout can be caught but each one will be hard earned!

The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are $15 annually. Send check to YBAC, Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0001. Contributions to feed the fish are always welcome too.

The Run is still holding a fair number of fish though many of them are spawning and not too interested in eating. Terrestrials, little olives, tiny black flies and midges are good bets in there. If you see anyone fishing bait or attempting to snag fish take pic and call Southcentral Region office at (717) 486-7087. For those who think they won't get any results by doing that it should be noted that our Waterways Conservation Officer Dave Hurst, accompanied by Deputy WCO Bob Houser finally settled a case of poaching that occured in the Run below the footbridge about June 14. One of the local anglers took photos of the guy fishing and in possession of a fish (he actually had at least three - alledgedly), and his vehichle and license plate. Officer Hurst and Deputy Houser tracked the offender to York, PA where, when confronted he finally confessed to the deed and possession of the one fish. He was duly cited for several violations. POACHERS! There are more eyes on you than you think! Well done guys! 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 
Sparkle Dun trico #22-24 Buy from
Bead Head Prince 16-18 Buy from
TH Zebra Midge black/olive 20-24 Buy from
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph 14-18 Buy from
Davy's Skating Caddis Tan 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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