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Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 8/14/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing creek is low and clear, cooler temps this week will be nice! Terrestrials are working well with ants, beetles and inchworm patterns all producing fish. Fish early. Mid day temps are borderline.

Stream Level: low and clear. Check stream temps before you start fishing

Water Temp: mid to high 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Predominate hatches are small tan and black caddis and olives. They will bring fish to surface periodically throughout the day.

Specifics and Tips: Fishing Creek fish are notorious for eating sub-surface so stick with nymphs unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Dry-Dropper rigs are an effective technique this time of year. Try smaller streamers along the banks if the water is up. THINK SMALLMOUTH!

Hatches: Tan Caddis (16-18)
Black Caddis (18-20)
BWO (20-24)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: Tan and Black Caddis Patterns (12-16)
Greenie Weenie (12-14)
Sunken Ant (12-16)
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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