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Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 5/27/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: It's May and the bugs are in, however recent rain has kept levels up. Fishing Creek has continued to fish while water is up and off color just be careful wading.

Stream Level: Up and off color, dropping and clearing.

Water Temp: mid 50's

Clarity: brownish

Fishing Overview: Most action will be subsurface. Watch for caddis,yellow sallies, sulphur, blue quill, and march browns.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing is usually most productive on fishing creek, don't waste your time on dries unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Throwing streamers to the banks and soft spots should produce.

Hatches: Sulphurs (14-16)
Tan Caddis (12-14)
Blue Quill (16-18)
BWO (18-22)
March Brown (8-12)
Yellow Sally's (12-14)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: Tan Elk Hair Caddis (14-16)
Sulphur Dun (14-16)
Sulphur Trans-Emerger (14-16)
BWO Sparkle Dun (18-22)
Zebra Midge (18-24)
Dirty Bird Hares Ear (12-16)
Prince Nymph (10-14)
Flashback PT Nymph (14-18)
Frenchie (14-18)
Pats Rubberlegs (8-12)
Biot Epoxy Stone Brown (8-12)
Headbanger Sculpin (4-8)


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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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