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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 4/24/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring is on the high side and still colored up. Fishing should be good this week, grannoms and olives. Sulphurs are not far off....

Stream Level: Spring creek is at 202 cfs, average is 127 cfs at Axemann

Water Temp: high 40's/low 50's

Clarity: off color, clearing

Fishing Overview: Fish are eating, try olive nymphs and emergers. Water's cold so use caution wading. Lower Spring is seeing Grannoms Caddis and fish are eating on top when they drop to water.

Specifics and Tips: Fish are getting fussy about the olive patterns on top, focus on getting a good drift. Nymphing the usual suspects should work (scuds/sowbug/squirmies). Try midges and small olive patterns, both nymphs and drys. Look for fish stacked behind shallow riffles eating sucker spawn.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
Grannom Caddis (12-14)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: CDC Black Caddis (12-14)
BWO Patterns (18-22)
Elk Hair Caddis Black (12-14)
Black Zebra Midge (18-22)
Walt's Worm (12-16)
Dorsey's Olive Scud (14-18)
Hot Spot Sow Bug (14-16)
Sucker Spawn (10-14)
Olive and Black Slumpbuster's (6-10)

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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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