TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 2/7/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring is in good shape, water is cold so expect fish to be glued to the bottom. As the weather warms up this week fish will be feeding more actively.

Stream Level: Spring is 95 cfs at Axemann, median is 89 cfs.

Water Temp: low 40s

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Water temps will be cold, look for fish to move to deeper lies and target warmer parts of creek where spring influence raises the temps a few degrees. On warmer days, if some BWO's hatch, they will slide up into riffles to feed.

Specifics and Tips: Streamers and nymphs are moving plenty of fish. Midges and Blue-winged olives are around sporadically on warmer days. Egg patterns can also be effective. Fish the best secondary holding water below the popular pools and deep runs.

Hatches: Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Hunchback Scud (14-18)
Sunken Ant (12-16)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
BWO Dries (20-22)
Olive Perdigone (16-18)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Olive & Black Slumpbuster's (6-10)
Galloup's Boogieman or Mini Dungeon Black/Olive (2-6)

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Conservation Note: PLEASE CLEAN YOUR GEAR AFTER FISHING SPRING! New Zealand Mud Snails have been identified on Spring Creek!!! Please click the link below to find out how to clean your boots and waders after fishing Spring Creek:

Click here to learn more about MUDSNAILS.

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 all of us!

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