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 is super, early fall stuff. HIgh pressure on us again so breezes are light and best fishing is early/late. Evening activity is more caddis stuff now with maybe a few brwon drakes and mixed light colored mayflies about. Look for tricos then bwo's in the mid-morning on. 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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