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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 10/30/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: We got some rain finally. Levels are up but will drop fast, better than nothing... Fish are spawning, please be mindful of redds and DO NOT target actively spawning fish.

Stream Level: Spring is 75 cfs at Axeman and rising, median is 48 cfs

Water Temp: 50's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Action has been best on nymphs and streamers. A handful of caddis and small BWO are around if you want to try a dry fly.

Specifics and Tips: Longer leaders and light tippet have been necessary along with a stealthy approach. Smaller nymphs have been best in low clear water.

Hatches: BWO's (20-24)
Tan/Black Caddis (14-18)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Tan Caddis (14-18)
BWO Hackle Stacker (20-22)
Dirty Bird Caddis (14-18)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
Olive Perdigone (16-18)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Olive & Black Slumpbuster's (6-10)
Galloup's Boogieman or Mini Dungeon Black/Olive (2-6)

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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 boots and waders after fishing Spring Creek:

Click here to learn more about MUDSNAILS.

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!

Click here to learn more about DIDYMO. This is a real threat to all of us!

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