Water flow: BFC is looking good and fishing well
Visibility: 36 inches
Water temperature at mid-day: 64 Degrees F
Water condition: Stained
Best time of day to fish: evenigs
Best stretch: The Narrows
Best access point: Narrows road near Lamar.
Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:
Tan caddis (14)Slate Drake (10-12) Tiny BWO (18-22) and Midges (22-26)
Fish species: Trout
Fishing season: Summer
Nearest airport: State College
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 5X Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 5 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: WF Trout Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line
Fishing Creek originates above the town of Tylersville and flows north east into Bald Eagle Creek at Mill Hall. But the section referred to as the “Narrows,” near the town of Lamar, is by far the most popular with anglers. A large spring at the Tylersville’s state hatchery adds a healthy dose of cold, limestone water and the necessary nutrients to produce one of the state’s finest wild brown trout fisheries. ...
Anglers from all over the world come to fish this stream and its abundant hatches. Wildlife encounters are common within Big Fishing Creek’s beautiful, untamed, heavily shaded valley. White tail deer, black bears, turkeys, coyotes, and rattle snakes are a possibility anytime an angler decides to fish the “Narrows.” Fishing Creek’s dynamic geology enables anglers to fish varieties of water types more commonly found in free-stone streams--from fast flowing riffles, to runs, and slow, glassy pools. Wild Brown trout up to 16 inches and native brook trout up to 12 inches are often caught in this section. But fishing during the famed green drake hatch, or high-water streamer conditions, can produce the occasional leviathan brown trout--this is where Joe Humphreys caught his state record brown trout while night fishing. Fishing Creek is often the most productive Central Pennsylvania trout fishery during periods of extreme summer heat and low water. Spectacular scenery, great hatches, and the highest wild trout biomass in the state make it one of our most popular fisheries.
Surface activity has been good. Look for Caddis, Slate Drakes, Cahills, yellow sallies to bring fish to surface. Fish some streamers with higher water. Nymphing is always a good choice.
Please call for the most current weather and water levels. 814-689-3654