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Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 7/4/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Spring is low and clear. Terrestrial season is here, get those ants, beetles and greenie weenies dusted off. Caddis and olives are providing fantastic action in the evening and on cloudy days. Make sure you're not skipping the fast shallow water, fish are holding there this time of year. Check the temps!

Stream Level: Spring is 85 cfs at Axemann, median is 75 cfs.

Water Temp: low 60's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Best dry action will be just before dark. Trout have been feeding well mid-day on nymphs. The streamer bite has been best on darker, cloudy days or low light conditions.

Specifics and Tips: Try swinging a caddis pupa or emerger down and across stream. Nymphing small flies, scud/sowbug patterns always produces. Steamers have been moving fish in low light, small sculpin patterns or a sparkle minnow are the best choice.

Hatches: Tan Caddis (16-18)
Black Caddis (18-20)
Cahill (12-14)
Blue Quill (18-20)
BWO (18-20)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Cahill (14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO Dries (18-22)
Black CDC Caddis (16-18)
Greenie Weenie (12-14)
Sunken Ant (12-16)
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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