Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

If you must, streamers would be the best bet. Heavy nymphs might get a few fish in quiet pockets. In the Run, Try small nymphs under a dry fly or NZ Strikeindicator. Swinging small wets could also take a few fish. It appears that they are getting shy of Woolly Buggers and the like so go small and subtle.

Seven-day forecast 

The Breeches is still pretty high but certainly fishable and falling very slowly. Water is plenty clear enough for this time of the year and water level. Snow is gone in the mountains. Wading is still tricky; be careful or bring extra clothes. There has been almost no fishing in the main creek in the C&R area as it has been quite high for some time and weather has been very chilly. Weekend weather again looks sketchy at best - 35 degres with chance of rain/snow. Fishing will be very slow until some fish get stocked in the main C&R and weather warms up a little. (There are certainly soe fish there.) For those that don't know, Fish & Boat stocked the entire first compliment (of 2) of C&R fish in the Run a few weeks ago. They were supposed to be float stocked but F&B told the floaters that the stocking was canceled and then stocked anyway with no helpers.
Since then the Little Run in Boiling Springs has been receiving very heavy pressure and many of the fish stocked in there a couple of weeks ago are not in there now. It is hoped that they moved downstream but that remains to be determined. Things will get better but best bet this weekend is to attend the PENNSYLVANIA FLY FISHING MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE on Friday and Saturday at Allenberry. Tyers and general good time and much warmer and drier than fishing. IT WILL GET BETTER!
Watch for 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 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.

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