Spring Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Spring Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
On my last visit to the stream, Spring Creek's browns were still locked into subsurface feeding. The most hopeful sign I saw of good rising to come were several dozen Japanese beetles on the riparian vegetation. These chunky morsels have always been a favorite of the trout and usually produce a month or more of good fishing along the banks of the stream.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Spring Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: up and offcolor

Visibility: 30 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: mornings and evenings

Best stretch: wherever there is no other angler

Best access point: Benner Springs, Fisherman's Paradise

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

A sparse scattering of light midges, caddisflies, and crane flies

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: April 15 - July 15)

Nearest airport: State College Airport - SCE

Free Orvis Fish Sticker

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing a limestoner is always the default technique. Day in and day out, the fish just feed better on the bottom than on the surface. For Spring Creek sowbugs and shrimp (scuds) are 24-7-365 flies, patterns that work virtually year round. When water levels are favorable, a Zebra Midge behind a sowbug or shrimp is always productive. During the summer, a wet black ant has few peers among underwater flies for Spring Creek. This subsurface pattern has been in use in Central PA since the 1930s, and it is still productive.

7-Day Forecast

At the beginning of summer, Spring Creek is gushing with water. Although current flows have put a damper on fishing for the near term, the trout and the fishing will benefit from the bounty of water. Terrestrials, especially ants and beetles, are the next major food forms on the menu for the stream's fine population of wild browns. Around the middle of July, stream flows willing, it's Trico time. Steve Sywensky Flyfisher's Paradise State College PA

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