Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Dry fly fishing reigns supreme but don't ignore nymph techniques either. Match hatches when observed. Things like tricos, various blue winged olives, and caddis flies are possibilities. Slate drake spinners fall late afternoon to dusk. Terestrial imitations are mainstays for daytime fishing now.
Now is a good time for dry/dropper techniques if you can stand the tangles. Lengthen your casting stroke and make the "stop" definite! Surviving trout are quite wary so stay back a bit from chosen fishing areas. The New Zealand Strikeindicator is a good nymphing system. Use a small bead head or tungsten head nymph on a long fine leader with the bit of fleece attached several feet above. Concentrate fishing efforts in an upstream direction rather than across current.

Seven-day forecast 

Stream levels remain very low and water is very clear. There are some tricos in the mornings, a few caddis and little olives around. Terrestrial patterns continue to be mainstays for daytime fishing. The fall brood of slate drakes seem to be about now so watch for both duns and spinners. These guys like faster water. Fall seems to have finally arrived so enjoy. Weather Guy has offered up cooler days and chilly nights and water temperatures are well within trout comfort ranges all day long. Rain, light I think, is supposed to move in for late Wednesday through Saturday morning but the weekend looks good.
The Run situation is stable for the moment. Fish Commision is STILL scratching their heads as to a course of action to fix the stone wall and leak situation at the south end of the Lake. Lake is about a quarter of its normal pool level. Lake ducks rooting around occasionally have the water a bit cloudy but not too bad.
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 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 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 
La Fontaine Sparkle Pupa olive, tan #14-18 Buy from
Bead Head Prince #14-18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #14-18 Buy from
Blue Winged Olive #16-22 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis #14-18 Buy from
I Can See It Midge Fly black #22 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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