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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 9/17/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Mid-day terrestrials, try a small tan caddis in the evening. Stream restoration project in Houserville is sending a fair amount of mud down stream of Rock Rd. Project should be done in a few weeks but expect upper Spring between Old Houserville Rd and Benner to be off color.

Stream Level: Spring creek is at 61 cfs, average is 51 cfs at Axemann

Water Temp: 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Early and late in day have been best. Caddis will be around throughout the day, best top water will be right before dark. Nymph small patterns during the day. Ants and greenie weenies are in season.

Specifics and Tips: Water is low and clear, approach from downstream and hide your profile. Small light nymphs and scuds have been productive.

Hatches: Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Crane Fly (14-16)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis Tan (14-18)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
Dorsey's Olive Scud (14-18)
Wet Ant (12-18)
Greenie Weenie (10-18)
Hot Spot Sow Bug (14-16)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Olive and Black Slumpbuster's (6-10)

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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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