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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 5/29/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring creek is low and clear, hope for rain in the future. Sulphur's are good, look for them mid-afternoon on cloudy rainy days, towards evening on sunny days. This is a great weekend to fish Spring if you want some solitude...everybody else will be on Penns!

Stream Level: Spring is 83 cfs at Axemann, median is 104 cfs.

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

Clarity: good color/clear

Fishing Overview: Sulphurs are here, nymphing has been fantastic. Olives will still be good on cloudy days, look for tan caddis as well to bring fish up.

Specifics and Tips: Fish tend to feed heaviest in the riffles during a good hatch. Don't ignore secondary holding water below the popular pools and deep runs. Use longer leaders and light tippet in those flat pools.

Hatches: Sulphur (14-16)
BWO (16-22)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Cahill (14)
Crane Fly (12-14)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Sulphur Patterns (14-16)
BWO Dries (16-20)
Tan caddis (14-16)
Sulpher Nymphs (14-16)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
Supa Pupa Green (14-16)
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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