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Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 5/26/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing creek is high but dropping and clearing. Look for sulphurs, march brown and caddis.

Stream Level: Somewhat above average, but thats a good thing!

Water Temp: mid 50's

Clarity: some color/clearing

Fishing Overview: Big Fishing is a stream that almost always is far kinder to a good nymph fisherman. The next few weeks are the exception. BARRING any more rain B Fishing should have perfect conditions the next few days. Sulfurs, caddis and March brown, should get their attention on top.

Specifics and Tips: Fish will be spread out in the fast water looking for bug during hatches. Swing some pupa and emergers. Nymph down low when nothings coming off on top.

Hatches: Sulphur (14-16)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
March Brown(12-14)
BWO (18-22)
Black Caddis (16-18)
Blue Quill (18-22)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: March Brown (10-12)
Sulphurs (14-16)
Elk Hair Caddis Tan (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Dirty Bird Hares Ear (12-16)
Juju Baetis (18-22)
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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