Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Dry fly fishing is good but don't ignore nymph techniques either. Match hatches when observed. Things like tricos, various blue winged olives, and caddis flies are possibilities. Evening hatches right now are likely to be spotty, maybe a few cream colored flies that could range from size 16 to size 8. More likely caddis and midges though. Terestrial imitations are mainstays for daytime fishing now.
Now is a good time for dry/dropper techniques if you can stand the tangles. Lengthen your casting stroke and make the "stop" definite! Surviving trout are quite wary so stay back a bit from chosen fishing areas. The New Zealand Strikeindicator is a good system now.

Seven-day forecast 

With the hot weather water temperatures are a big factor now. Another factor is the kayakers floating the area from Boiling Springs down. They are supposed to take out at Boiling Springs Bridge where Segment #1 of the Water Trail ends and re-launch at Brandtsville, where Segment #2 of the Water Trail picks up. The creek is very low and they shouldn't even be floating it at all right now. Anyway, if no kayaks have floated over your fishing area, use a stream thermometer and check water temps! 65 degrees is the cutoff point. After a warm night water temps. will approach 65 degrees between 9 a.m. and noon. Over that temperature and fishing will be SLOW! It's not a great idea to run the trout around even though they aren't biting. Mornings are the best time to try fishing. Get out early. Evening fishing is best right at and after dusk. Bring a light along but don't shine it all over the place. You will usually kill your chances by doing so. The Little Run at Boiling Springs still has some trout in it but their numbers are thin. Regular poaching along with a great deal of damage being done by too many great blue herons. On a recent Saturday I stood on the little bridge over the Run and could see several dozen trout in the "Bread Pool". By Sunday morning, most of them were gone.
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 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 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 
La Fontaine Sparkle Pupa olive, tan #14-18 Buy from
Bead Head Prince #14-18 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail #14-18 Buy from
Blue Winged Olive #16-22 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis #14-18 Buy from
Indicator Parachute - Trico #14-18 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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