Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Watch for morning and daytime hatches of tricos, pseudos and little baetis type olives, then assorted caddis, brown drake spinners and light colored flies at dark. If few to no flies or trout don't work steadily, go with nymphs fished in some sort of modified European style. I like the New Zealand Strike Indicator but also use other methods. Terrestrials are an option too, especially ants.Around dark just tie on a ParaNymph (#14-16) or brown drake and fish.

Seven-day forecast 

Creek is quite low and very clear, the trout spooky. That looks like it might change though. Weather Guy says heavy rains later today and tonight with some follow up rain for the weekend. We need it! We can only hope that it soaks in and doesn't all fall in an hour or so and run off too quickly. We'll have to wait and see....

The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are $15 annually. Send check to YBAC, Box 1, Boiling Springs, PA 17007-0001. Contributions to feed the fish are always welcome too.

The Run is still holding a fair 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 The "Special Regulations" sign torn down a few weeks ago has been replaced by Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer Bob Houser though poaching is still rampant. Officer Houser has been "dropping by" on a regular basis but it should be noted here that he (read all Deputies) is a VOLUNTEER who has a "regular job" and does not receive any regular pay for his law enforcement efforts. He gets there when he can. He also (at his own expense basically) patrols quite a few other waterways in the area including Big Spring, Mountain Creek, and other spots. These guys not only don't get paid, they must buy their uniforms, firearms, and graduate from the same course as State Police candidates. They also must qualify annually with their side arms and undergo periodic training sessions. WHAT DO YOU DO ON YOUR VACATION? 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 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. 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 
Sparkle Dun trico #22-24 Buy from
Bead Head Prince 16-18 Buy from
TH Zebra Midge black/olive 20-24 Buy from
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph 14-18 Buy from
Davy's Skating Caddis Tan 14-16 Buy from
Hise's Hex Spinner 10-12 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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