Tulpehocken Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Tulpehocken Creek, PA
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Tulpehocken Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Water levels will largely determine quality of fishing right now. If it's below 450cfs, be fishing olives, midges, eggs, sucker spawn, worms, and other confidence patterns down deep. Please be aware of all restrictions, local and state due to Coronavirus. Be safe!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Tulpehocken Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 276

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 72 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mornings and Evenings

Best stretch: Reber's Bridge downstream to Red Bridge

Best access point: Reber's Bridge

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midge - sz.18-28 BWO - sz. 20-24 Caddis - sz. 18-20 Worms, Eggs, Sucker Spawn - sz. 12-16

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown Trout

Fishing season: Fall 2019

Nearest airport: Reading Regional Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

Tulpehocken Creek Description

Tulpehocken Creek is an outstanding tailwater fishery located just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. The bottom release dam discharges cool and fertile water from depths of up to 50 feet which keeps the Tulpehocken Creek cool enough for trout to survive. In fact, the trout in Tulpehocken Creek thrive in the almost 4 miles of water below the dam, with heavy brown and rainbow trout averaging between 12-14 inches. ...

Techniques & Tips

Drag free drifts that get those nymphs down are where you will find most fish. You may see some fish up eating emergers, but most will be taking nymphs and/or streamers rolled deeper. Keep your indicator downstream and fish deeper water and you'll be in good shape!

7-Day Forecast

Spotty T-storms in the area might give the Tully some added water, but warmer temps have us excited to get out and see more active fish. As long as water levels are fishable the stream should be in great shape.


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