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PA
United States
40° 50' 5.2368" N, 77° 49' 10.8516" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Author:     TCO State College Staff

    Highlight:     Finally a good blast of rain to flush some of the weeds out. Spring is up and dirty but should clear fast. In summer mode, terrestrials, caddis and small olives will take fish on top. Trico's in the early morning have been good. Nymph small flies if nothing rising. Caddis are always good to blind cast.

    Stream Level:     Spring is at 167 cfs; Average is 60 cfs at Axeman 

    Water Temp:     60's

    Clarity:     off color

 

    Fishing Overview:     Spring is fishing steady. Most action will be sub-surface. Try throwing some terrestrials to get fish on top. Keep an eye out for Trico's in the morning.

    Specifics and Tips:     Be stealthy, fish early and late in the day. Throw some streamers and worm patterns in this high water. 

    Hatches:     Tricos (20-24)
BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Midges (22-26) 

    Hot Patterns:     Trico (20-24)
Hackle Stacker BWO (18-22)
CDC Tan Caddis (16-18)
Pheasant Tail Nymph (14-18)
Bird of Prey Caddis (14-16)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
Dorsey's Olive Scud (14-18)
Hot Spot Sow Bug (14-16)
Adult Midges (20-24)
Olive and Black Slumpbuster's (6-10)

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Highlight: Levels and color are perfect. Spring has been fishing well.

Stream Level: Spring is at 99 cfs; Average is 122 cfs

Water Temp: low 40's

Clarity: Perfect, some color

 

Fishing Overview: Fishing has been steady. Nymphs and streamers have produced. Midges and BWO's are showing with the warm weather. PLEASE CLEAN YOUR GEAR AFTER FISHING SPRING! New Zealand Mud Snails have been identified on Spring Creek!!! Please copy and paste the link below to find out how to clean your waders after fishing Spring Creek: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/sgpubs/onlinepubs/g10001.pdf

Specifics and Tips: The basics are working right now.... nymph cress bugs, scuds, midges and small mayfly patterns. Do not fear the silver bead... Olive's are showing so carry some patterns in #18-22 fish will be on them this week.

Hatches: Midges (22-26) BWO (18-22)

Hot Patterns: Pheasant Tails (14-18) Tan and Olive Bird of Prey caddis (14/16); Brown Zebra Midge (18-22); Walt's Worm (14/16); Olive Scud (14-18); Sow Bug (14-16), adult midges (#20-24), Slumpbusters (6-10) BWO's (18-22)

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Conservation Note: PLEASE CLEAN YOUR GEAR AFTER FISHING SPRING! New Zealand Mud Snails have been identified on Spring Creek!!! Please click the link below to find out how to clean your waders after fishing Spring Creek:http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/sgpubs/onlinepubs/g10001.pdf ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA: Specifically those of you who just fished the Delaware River (or other streams in the NY Catskill Region),the Farmington in Connecticut, or Maryland's Gunpowder River, Please clean your boots and waders with a diluted bleach solution OR hot water(must be over 140 degrees f) and laundry detergent - It must soak for at least 30 minutes to be effective. DIDYMO has been identified in these watersheds. Another option is to purchase a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread DIDYMO. Please be responsible - Don't spread DIDYMO TO Central Pennsylvania!

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

With the recent and current rain event, anglers are catching trout using streamers along the banks!  Target stream banks and woody debris with your streamer on Spring Creek during or just after rain events and you won’t be disappointed!

NOTE: During high water events, woody debris can cause great hazard for anglers wading.  Keep checking upstream if you are fishing to make sure you don’t get knocked into the water by a passing log.

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