Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Best techniques now are to try any of the tightlineEuro style nymphs/techniques or the New Zealand StrikeIndicator method. 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 and mostly dead drift them with a twitch to stay in contact and attract strikes.

Seven-day forecast 

Breeches is clear but running hard and water is cold. Lot of water right now from recent snow melt. Light, wet snow so far today. Weather Guy says we could get more. Also says it's gonna get cold again so fishing is going to be spotty at best. At this point (Tuesday afternoon) it doesn't appear that we are getting enough snow to impair parking. The Run parking area is open but anglers fishing the Allenberry stretch should park in the Fishermen's Parking lot and walk down. The Meadow is wet and gets very soft. Parking on it right now risks getting stuck and certainly tearing the grass up. Please park "up top".
There have been a few little winter stones reported but dry fly action looks pretty questionable at this point. Nymphs and streamers are the way to go. Don't expect too much until weather warms up and water drops a bit. Prospects look a bit better for the Run. Midges, other small dries, and small nymphs are the ticket. If there are more than a few anglers, fishing will be tough there too as trout are spooky now.

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. Also, put March 19th, 2016 on your calendar. The annual Outdoor Show that YBAC has been doing for MANY years is at Allenberry and there are some exciting changes planned for this season. Don't miss it!
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 recently 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 
Depth Charge Czech-Mate Nymph olive, green tan big 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
Woolly Bugger black/olive 6-10 Buy from
I Can See It Midge Fly grey, olive, black #20-24 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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