Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

Dry fly fishing reigns supreme but don't ignore nymph techniques either. Match hatches when observed. Things like tricos, various blue winged olives, and caddis flies are possibilities. Slate drake spinners fall late afternoon to dusk. 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 nymphing system. Use a small bead head or tungsten head nymph on a long fine leader with the bit of fleece attached several feet above. Concentrate fishing efforts in an UPSTREAM DIRECTION rather than across current.

Seven-day forecast 

Stream levels remain very low and water is very clear. This is the time of the season when actively spawning trout might be encountered. Hopefully, anglers will leave them alone in spite of the temptation to try for one of the often larger than average sized fish. They are not usually interested in taking a fly anyway but it is a snaggers holiday. Weather looks like a little summer and a bit of fall all in one week.
The Boiling Springs Lake is still not at full pool. The level was raised a few weeks ago but it is still not even half full. It si unknown when the Fish Commission will fix the problem that they created. Such a shame!
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 or elsewhere for that matter, 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
I Can See It Midge Fly grey,olive,black #20-24 Buy from
Tom Baltz/Endorsed Guide

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