Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Finesse nymphing methods are probably a best bet. 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. On warm afternoons watch for surface feeding with trout likely keying on midges, blue winged olives. On warm days blind fishing with dry fllies has been catching some fish. Try my ParaNymph in size 14/16. If you want to try streamers think about sparsely tied bucktails and maribou patterns to suggest young of the year baitfish like dace and fallfish. Nymphing Woolly Buggers is also a good bet. The streamers will probably work best on murky, overcast days or anytime we get some precipitation.

Seven-day forecast 

In spite of recent snow/rain, the Breeches remains very low for this time of the season and really clear. Weather Guy is calling for a gradualy warming trend through the weekend, which is promising, but no precipitation, which is not promising. Oh well, ya take what ya get with Weather Guy! The Yellow Breeches Anglers had planted a few fish recently. Not so many but good sized ones, as they always do after the New Year. Fishing pressure was heavy and limit stringers of the fresh fish were reported from some reaches so manyof them are likely gone by now. Not all of them though... The Run below Boiling Springs Lake is again flowing with about as much water as it is going to get. The discharge from the Lake was adjusted after the YBAC stocked so the Run didn't get any fish. I did see a few in there couple of days ago and all looked like wild brownies. Fish will gradually move up from the main creek. I heard rumor that the YBAC might put a few in the Run but do not know if that has occurred.
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 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 
Woolly Bugger black/olive #6-8 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 grey,olive,black #20-24 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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