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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 8/1/2021

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring creek is in decent shape. Morning and late evening has been best. Tricos are around, keep your eyes peeled for them early in the AM. Rain is welcome.

Stream Level: Spring is 73 cfs at Axemann, median is 60 cfs

Water Temp: low 60's

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Tricos are an AM game, 7-11 in the morning will find you some. Small bwo and tan caddis are around in the evening, fish have moved into feeding lanes and are looking up. Fish have been readily taking nymphs and caddis pupa throughout the day while bugs are moving.

Specifics and Tips: Fish dries in the riffles as fish will feed heavy in those prime lanes. Throw those terrestrials (ants/beetles/weenies).

Hatches: Trico (20-24)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Trico Patterns (20-24)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
BWO Patterns (20-22)
Sunken Ant (14-18)
Greenie Weenie (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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