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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 8/14/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring is low and clear, cooler temps this week will be nice! Tricos have been great in the AM, 6-10 AM is seeing the best hatches. Look for beetles, ants and small caddis to bring fish up the rest of the day. Lower Spring downstream of Bellefonte remains fairly cool with stream temperatures in mid 60's, upper Spring can get warm so check temps mid-day with the heat this week.

Stream Level: Spring is 51 cfs at Axemann, median is 60 cfs.

Water Temp: mid 60's

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Best dry action will be early AM and just before dark. Fish early. At this point of the summer even Spring has been getting warmer late in the day!

Specifics and Tips: Tricos are an early morning hatch. Best action is typically between 6-10am. Nymphing small flies, scud/sowbug patterns always produces.

Hatches: Trico (20-24)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Black Caddis (18-20)
Cahill (12-14)
Blue Quill (18-20)
BWO (18-20)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Trico Patterns (20-24)
Sunken Trico (20-24)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO Dries (18-22)
Black CDC Caddis (16-18)
Greenie Weenie (12-14)
Sunken Ant (12-16)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
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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