Yellow Breeches Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Yellow Breeches Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Some trout seem to be looking up now and terrestrials are the best bet. Fish them along banks for the most part. Get out in the morning hours as water temperatures are definitely a concern. Carry a stream thermometer. It may help solve the mystery of why "they aren't biting" on some days. If the red stuff nudges past the 65 degree mark, it won't matter all that much which fly is on the tippet. Best fishing has been mornings and again close to dusk. Hatches have been very spotty and are now mostly caddis with assorted midges and mayfly spinners mixed in on some riffles. Tricos are building but I have not heard any great reports on them yet. with low water, trout are spooky so stay back from them and be satisfied with one or two fish from a spot. Wade carefully.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Yellow Breeches Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tom Baltz
Mike Heck

Water flow: Low and very clear

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 7-8 a.m. to 1-2 p.m. and around dusk

Best stretch: Most popular stretch with fly fishers is the C&R area below Boiling Springs to vicinity of Allenberry Resort. There are trout in other sections of the stream too, both stocked holdovers and streambred.

Best access point: The "Little Run" and the top end of C&R Area is best accessed from the parking area at the southend of Boiling Springs Lake. To access the the lower C&R area, turn down the Allenberry entrance driveway and park on the left in the "Fisherman's Parking" lot. Walk down to the stream from there. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON ALLENBERRY'S FIELD! Other stretches are accessed near bridges and roadside parking areas. PLEASE RESPECT landowner's yards!

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

>tricos, #22-24 >Slate Drakes, #10-12 (including spinners at dusk) >yellow crane flies, #16 >tan caddis, #14,16 >dun caddis, #16/18 >dark grey caddis, #16,18 >assorted midges, dark grey, olive, cream, #20-24 >terrestrials, assorted sizes and patterns >assorted creamy/yellow mayflies, sized 10-16, light, sproadic hatches at dark >Hatches are weather dependent and sporadic NOTE: These reports are from observations/experiences up and down a fifteen mile stretch of stream and DO NOT necessarily apply to any given area. You may or may not see the same things as reported.

Fish species: Wild brown trout, stocked rainbows, browns, brook trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: April - mid-November, mid-Jan.-March)

Nearest airport: Harrisburg International Airport - 45 minutes

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Yellow Breeches Creek Description

Yellow Breeches Creek is one of the famous limestone trout streams of the Cumberland Valley in south-central Pennsylvania. Winding its way through a mixture of woodlots, farmlands and old residential or summer cottage areas for some 40 miles, its brushy, narrow upper reaches near Huntsdale rapidly gain volume from many limestone spring and freestone tributaries. Below the village of Boiling Springs the Breeches ...

Techniques & Tips

Conditions look good for dry fly fishing but observed rises have been sporadic. DF should produce when there are flies on the water though. Otherwise, watch for tricos followed by small caddis and blue winged olives during morning hours and sporadic hatches right at dark. Nymphs are still (yes, still) the best bet but slapping a bobber down on the trout now will likely send them scurrying. Use a long leader with a single or double bead head nymph rig and a tiny indicator or the New Zealand wool indicator and stay back from the selected spots.

7-Day Forecast

Water is pretty low but not terribly so. It is very clear though. We have dodged some of the hottest weather of the season but are not out of the woods yet. WATCH WATER TEMPERATURES! If they are over 65 degrees the trout are under stress. They probably won't be biting very well either. A bit of rain and a cold front are scheduled to move through the area on Thursday so we'll see how that affects the stream/fishing. We could use a bit of precip. as long as we don't get a deluge!

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