Yellow Breeches Creek

Tip of the week 

During non-hatch periods any of several nymphing techniques are most productive. The New Zealand Strikeindicator system is fun to use. Attach an appropriately sized bead head or tungsten head nymph to a long fine leader with the bit of fleece attached several feet above. Concentrate fishing efforts in an UPSTREAM DIRECTION rather than across current. Most tightline and European nymphing methods like Czech nymphing are best in pocket water or short runs. For long drifts in slower, deeper pools try rigging a small styrofoam float with two weighted nymphs suspended at an appropriate depth. Dry fly fishing has also been excellent. Cast terrestrial patterns along banks and watch for hatches of assorted caddis flies, small may flies and little tan crane flies.

Seven-day forecast 

In spite of quite a bit of rain recently, the Yellow Breeches is back to pretty low and very clear. Weather has warmed up again from a nice stretch of unseasonably cool temps. and Weather Guy says that highs in the mid to upper 80's and night time lows in the mid 60's to low 70's will be the deal for the next week or so. There is the ever present possibility of T-storms as well. That means morning fishing will be best with a flurry of white fly action at and after dark. Expect the C&R area to be pretty busy, especially evenings for the next week or so.
I checked on Saturday and the boulders blocking parking along Creek Rd at Brandtsville are still in place. I haven't heard a word from the Monroe Township people so for now at least a very popular parking spot that has been used for MANY years is no longer available to anglers to fish that reach of the Breeches. Interested anglers should call Monroe Township Manager Catalina Araiza at (717) 697-4613 x225 and and VERY POLITELY inquire about these rocks and see if at least a few of them might be removed so we can access that part of the creek again. CALL!
While there are wild trout in the Yellow Breeches, some sections benefit greatly from supplemental stockings. The Yellow Breeches Anglers have done an excellent job of stocking the C&R and other parts of the creek. If you fish the Breeches, you have likely caught some of their fish. Give something back and support them by joining the Club. Memberships are only $15 annually (slated to rise for 2018) 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.

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