Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Nymphing will (still) take the most fish. Match method to water type. Czech, NZ Indicator, and regular indicator tactics all have their places. Terrestrials alonng banks. Watch for morning and dusk hatches of blue winged olives (morning olives), little baetis type olives, assorted caddis, and light colored flies at dark. Those could be big Potamanthus or smaller (#12-14) cream/yellow cahill types of flies. Most of this stuff is sporadic and spotty.

Seven-day forecast 

Well, back to summer. Inordinately hot (would "sweltering" describe it?) weather this week, including warm nights will have best fishing times occurring during the morning hours. Evening t-storms are possible. Look for summer patterns of fishing early/late in the day, with side trips to other streams in the area.

Fishing has been good this past week. The Anglers Club of New York had a great outing last weekend fishing the Breeches and other area streams. Always fun to spend time with such a great group of guys! Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited hosted Reel Recovery, a men's cancer support group, at Allenberry on Tuesday/Wednesday (thus ONE of the reasons for the lateness of this week's report). The guys caught some trout in spite of high, very stained water (result of serious T-storms on Monday) due to the excellent mentoring by CVTU members. Thanks Guys!

Some weeks ago several of the regulars and guides, Allenberry, and the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Museum got together over $1,400 and bought 455 brown trout for the C&R area, so please be careful with our fish! They are expensive. The Yellow Breeches Anglers have also done an excellent job stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. Give something back and support them at P.O. Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0001. Memberships are $15.00 and donations to feed the fish are always welcome.
Fishing pressure in the Run has dropped a little and it is still holding a good number of fish. Terrestrials, little olives, tiny black flies and midge stuff is the medicine in there. The "Special Regulations" sign torn down a few weeks ago has still not been replaced. There still seems to be very little Fish Commission presence. No wonder the amount of poaching! It is the responsibility of everyone who uses this area to help police it. The Commission officers are already stretched to the max. Don't dodge and say "I don't want to get involved". Take a pic and e-mail it to Executive Director John Arwary at or call Southcentral Region office at (717) 486-7087. If you see something not legal going on and don't make a call/take a pic. (or are you like, almost the only person in the country who doesn't have a cell phone?) then don't complain when the fish are gone. PLEASE be part of the solution.
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 
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail 12-18 Buy from
Bead Head Prince 14-16 Buy from
TH Zebra Midge black/olive 20-24 Buy from
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail pink, orange 14-16 Buy from
Davy's Skating Caddis Tan 14-16 Buy from
Travis Para Ant black/olive 8-10 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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