TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Fishing Creek

Date of Update: 5/29/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing Creek is low and clear but fishing well. Expect it to be crowded the next few days.

Stream Level: low

Water Temp: high 50's/low 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Look for sulphurs, drakes, caddis, bwo and march brown to bring fish up, nymphing will produce when fish are not eating on top. Dry flys are working best late afternoon and evening.

Specifics and Tips: Fishing Creek fish are notorious for hiding under rocks and eating sub-surface, stick with nymphs unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Try smaller streamers along the banks in low light.

Hatches: Sulphur (14-16)
Green Drake (6-10)
March Brown (10-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Black Caddis (16-18)
Cahill (14)
ISO (10-12)
Crane Fly (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Hackle Stacker Drake Dun (8-10)
CDC Sulphur Emerger (14-16)
CDC Tan Caddis (14-16)
March Brown (12-14)
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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