Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Watch for tricos followed by small caddis and blue winged olives during morning hours and sporadic hatches right at dark. Flying ants have been factors recently so have patterns as suggested and watch for them from mid-morning on. Pitch assorted terrestrials along bankside vegetation. Nymphs are still (yes, still) the best bet but slapping a bobber down on the trout now will likely send them scurrying. 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. For evening fishing use short rods and leaders built for #14 flies and keep casts short.

Seven-day forecast 

Breeches is in great shape and Weather guy isn't calling for any serious precip. Reports from the last night or so indicate that there are brown drakes (Hexes) in fishable numbers. Look for them to fall over riffles and after dark. Some numbers of white flies have at long last shown up. This will likely be THE weekend for those anglers hoping for a dose of white fly action. If you come, expect the C&R area to be very crowded. Be courteous to other anglers who also want to fish. Please don't shine lights around after dark other than to exit the stream. It interferes with those anglers still fishing. 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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