Falling Springs, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Mike Heck
Fly Fishing Map of Falling Springs, PA
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Falling Springs, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Winter fishing is in full swing Best bet are nymphs and streamers. Warmer days you can find trout sipping to midges. Visit my web site for the up to date on the areas stream conditions, fly specials and guiding. www.fallingsprings.com Be aware of COVID-19 restrictions. Stay Safe!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 22 / 2021
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Falling Springs is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Tom Baltz

Water flow: normal

Visibility: 26 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 8-4

Best stretch: The entire stream fishes well. The weeds in the upper reaches can make it hard to lure the trout out if the angler is not accustomed to fishing in and around weedbeds. The lower end has less weeds which makes it more popular than the upper meadows.

Best access point: Greenway Meadow- At the parking lot is a sign that shows all the acess points on the Falling Springs. Downstream try Limekiln Dr. The Falling Spring has two special regulation sections. First is the fly fishing only section of 3.3 miles long from the headwaters downstream to the wire at Geisle Funeral home. Here you will find the famouse natural reproducing wild rainbows and brown trout. The downtown section is a delayed harvest and is full of many natural reproducing browns and a few rainbows along with holdover browns and stocked browns. For now the Skelly property is posted and the once "Galen Powers" property is now posted.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Blue winged olives Midge speckled brown caddis One thing with spring creeks is have a handfull of cress bugs and shrimp (AKA scuds). These two underwater insects are abundant and provide year rounf food for trout. One of the best patterns is my Simple Shrimp which works on both spring creeks and tailwaters across the country. View my web site at www.fallingsprings.com

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: February 15 - October 31)

Nearest airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Person Fishing in a stream

Techniques & Tips

The stream can be fished in many ways-nymphs dries and streamers. The stream is clear in the upper meadows and clear in town. Nymphs off 5X will work and dries off 6 or 7X. Indicators are ok when fishing deeper riffles, but a NO-NO in the shallow flats. Weed growth is spotty. Some meadows are fully engrossed while others are lacking winter weeds.

7-Day Forecast

Visit the weather channel for more information. Winter fishing is here. Still not a bad thing. Less fisherman and still trout to catch. You can find information on all the area streams. go to www.fallingsprings.com for guiding, information on all area streams, stream reports and fly specials.

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