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Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 10/6/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing creek is low and clear. Some caddis, BWO & slate drakes are around if you want to try some top water action. Streamer bite should be picking up with the colder weather. Time to start looking out for redds, please do not target spawning fish!!

Stream Level: low average

Water Temp: 50's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Conditions are technical with the low/clear water. Use long leaders and hide your approach. Predominate hatches are small tan and black caddis, olives and crane flies. 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 with low clear water. Try smaller streamers along the banks if the water is up.

Hatches: October Caddis (10-12)
ISO (10-12)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Crane Fly (14-16)
BWO (20-24)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: ISO Patterns (10-12)
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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