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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 4/27/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring C above Bellefonte should fish well today good flow and color. Below Bellefonte has more water. Grannoms have been seen as far up as paradise, but are starting to taper off for the year. Tan caddis and olives are around as well. Sulphers are going to start in earnest anytime now, a few have been spotted.

Stream Level: Spring is at 86 cfs; Average is 122 cfs at Axeman

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

Clarity: green

Fishing Overview: Most action will be sub-surface with Sowbugs, scuds and sulpher nymphs producing. Throw some small streamers. BWOs tan caddis and midges around this week, fish have been coming up for them. Lower Spring has had grannoms but they are tapering off for the year...Sulphers will start showing within a week if I had to guess.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing the usual suspects will produce (sowbug/scud/mayfly nymphs). On top tan caddis and BWOs have been good. Sulphers will start showing real soon so keep some patterns at the ready. Small streamers will take fish if you put in the time.

Hatches: Sulpher (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Grannom Caddis (14)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Trans Sulpher (14-16)
Sulpher Dun (14-16)
Hackle Stacker BWO (18-22)
X-Caddis Caddis Tan(14-18)
Bird of Prey Caddis (14-16)
Deep Sparkle Pupa (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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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: 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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