Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

At this time there isn't much to change about fishing the Breeches.The routine is about the same as it has been. Watch for tricos followed by small caddis and blue winged olives during morning hours (approx. 10 a.m.) with tan/cinnamon caddis and maybe a few cream colored mayflies right at dark. Evening hatches are very sketchy now. Flying ants have been factors off and on so carry patterns as suggested and watch for them from mid-morning on. Pitch assorted terrestrials along bankside vegetation, especially if the wind blows a bit. The little olives and terestrials have been the best bets for dry fly fishing. More trout are being caught on nymphs than anything else. Use a long leader with a single or double bead head nymph rig and a tiny indicator or the New Zealand wool indicator and stay back from the selected spots.

Seven-day forecast 

As of late Thursday afternoon the Breeches is a little high (about 8" plus at Boiling Springs) with a dark brown stain to it. It's not really pushing a lot of silt though. That includes the upper reaches as well as the Boiling Springs area. I think it will be fishable by the weekend. Nymphs and streamers are likely to be best bets but if the water goes down enough there might be some little olives. kWeather Guy says a lot of wind on Saturday so leaves could be a factor. Go try it.
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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