Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Techniques are about the same as they have been. Watch for tricos followed by small caddis and blue winged olives during morning hours with caddis, cream colored mayflies, and brown drake spinners right at dark. Evening hatches are 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. 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 low with very clear water. Weather Guy says fall is here. I fished (for a change) with Mike Tsukomoto from VA on Sunday and guided on Monday. Over the two days we hit three really good stretches of the Breeches. Fishing was fair with mostly stocked rainbows caught though a few smallish wild brownies managed to get caught too. Both beautiful days though. We've been under a high pressure system and I guess that had the bigger browns hiding under something. Bugs, as noted elsewhere in this report were encountered and I did see a few trout rising on Sunday afternoon on olives I think. Mike got some little brownies on a big caddis but I stayed with nymphs. Judging by spider webs a few Brown Drake spinners are still around over riffles at and after dark, with a lot of light colored midges and several kinds of caddis flies and cahill spinners mixed in. Cool evenings are slowing the hatches and pushing things back into late afternoon.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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