Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

During non-hatch periods any of several nymphing techniques are most productive. The New Zealand Strikeindicator system is fun to use. Attach an appropriately sized bead head or tungsten head nymph to a long fine leader with the bit of fleece attached several feet above. Concentrate fishing efforts in an UPSTREAM DIRECTION rather than across current. Most tightline and European nymphing methods like Czech nymphing are best in pocket water or short runs. For long drifts in slower, deeper pools try rigging a small styrofoam float with two weighted nymphs suspended at an appropriate depth. Dry fly fishing has also (occasionally) been excellent. Cast terrestrial patterns along banks and watch for hatches of assorted caddis flies, small may flies and little tan crane flies.
Streamers are best fished early or late in the day.

Seven-day forecast 

In spite of the recent precip. over the weekend, the Breeches continues to be rather low and pretty clear. The rain caused a quick spike in levels and loss of clarity but that water has seemed to run off, leaving the creek in about the same shape as it was before it rained. We could use some more! Current cool spell has been most welcome to fishermen and fish. Nice exit to June but Weather Guy says summer is returning over the weekend. That should push water afternooon temperatures back to unfishable levels in some areas so get out in the morning! Fishing should be pretty good as weather settles down.
I still haven't heard anything new on the big boulders that Monroe Township placed along Creek Road at Brandtsville. So, a very popular parking spot that has been used for MANY years is no longer available to anglers to fish that reach of the Breeches. Interested anglers should call Monroe Township Manager Catalina Araiza at (717) 697-4613 x225 and and VERY POLITELY inquire about these rocks and see if at least a few of them might be removed so we can access that part of the creek again. CALL!
While there are wild trout in the Yellow Breeches, some sections benefit greatly from supplemental stockings. The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job of stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. If you fish the Breeches, you have likely caught some of their fish. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are only $15 annually (slated to rise for 2018) 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 
Sulphur Parachute #14-18 Buy from
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph #12-18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #12-18 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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