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Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 3/24/2018

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Snow melt was in full effect yet again in yesterday's sunny conditions. The creek rose significantly (over 15+ cfs) throughout the day and then dropped back down last night as temps dipped back below freezing. I would expect the same thing to happen today and over the next few days. This means cold water coming in and lots of it. Focus on the softest and slowest water you can find until the snow melt becomes less of a factor and water temperatures begin to normalize again.

Stream Level: 35 CFS

Water Temp: Cold

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Focus your efforts on the deeper pools and slightly slower water this time of year with small nymphs for your best results. In the afternoons fish may move into the faster water as temps increase. Fish will still rise on the right day to midges or the occasional BWO event. BWO hatches should begin to increase in frequency and intensity as the temperatures begin to warm up.

Specifics and Tips: The usual suspects such as zebra midges, small pheasant tails, and baetis nymphs/emergers are the name of the game. 5X or 6X fluorocarbon for sub-surface fishing is always a plus.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-24)

Hot Patterns: Zebra Midges 18-22
Pheasant Tails 16-22
Caddis larva 16-20
BWO Comparaduns 18-22
Scuds 16-20
CDC Pop Emerger 16-20
Parachute Adams 16-20

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