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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 3/23/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring's looking good and has been fishing well. Look for olives and midges to bring fish up, also there's been some caddis around. Water is warm but air temps will be low all week, the cold weather will slow down the hatches a bit.

Stream Level: Spring is at 99 cfs; Average is 139 cfs at Axeman

Water Temp: low 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Most action will be sub-surface with Sowbugs, scuds and small mayfly nymphs producing. Throw some small streamers. Should see some BWO's and midges around this week, fish have been coming up for them.

Specifics and Tips: Small dead drifted streamers and nymphing will produce fish. try some zebra midges, they've been hot lately.

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


Hot Patterns: Hackle Stacker BWO (18-22)
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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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!

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


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