TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions


Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 2/7/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing creek is back to normal flows. Water has been cold but water temps will rise throughout this week. Fish will be more active during the warmest parts of the days.

Stream Level: high/average

Water Temp: high 30's/low 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Trout should be back to normal winter behavior. Fish deep slots and deeper pools with some flow. Streamer fishing should still be productive.

Specifics and Tips: Fishing Creek fish are notorious for eating sub-surface so stick with nymphs unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Try smaller streamers along the banks. BWO and midges should be around on warmer days if you want to try some top water action, otherwise nymphing will produce best all winter long.

Hatches: Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Rubberlegs Stonefly (6-10)
BWO nymphs (18-22)
Frenchie (14-18)
BH PT Nymph (14-20)
Iron Lotus (18-20)
Sexy Walts (14-18)
Zebra Midge (18-20)
Hares Ear Dirty Bird Caddis (14-16)
Headbanger Sculpin Black/Olive (2-6)
Slumpbusters Black or Olive(6-10)


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USGS Flow: There are no in-stream gauges to provide flow rates. Our stream condition updates are provided by employees where possible or come from local guides and customer reports.

Conservation Note: ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA: Specifically those of you who just fished the Delaware River (or other streams in the NY Catskill Region), the Farmington in Connecticut, or Maryland's Gunpowder River, Please clean your boots and waders with a diluted bleach solution OR hot water(must be over 140 degrees f) and laundry detergent - It must soak for at least 30 minutes to be effective. DIDYMO has been identified in these watersheds. Another option is to purchase a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread DIDYMO. Please be responsible - Don't spread DIDYMO TO Central Pennsylvania!

Click here to learn more about DIDYMO. This is a real threat to the quality of our fly fishing!


General: Remember that fishing is closed in the Cabin Water on Sundays. Call or stop by our State College location for more information on access, hatches, etc.
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