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Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 4/25/2017

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Valley got a bit of water from the recent rains. Get out and do some fishing while flows are up and conditions are great.

Stream Level: 33

Clarity: Some color but clearing

Fishing Overview: The typical dry dropper setup is a great way to catch fish in most situations on Valley now. Keep an eye out for caddis as they should be hatching in numbers soon and for any BWO activity on the cloudier days. Midges randomly almost every day.

Specifics and Tips: Zebra midges, small pheasant tails, and baetis nymphs/emergers are the name of the game. Griffith's gnats and small pop emergers will usually work if there's any surface activity, but don't hesitate to fish a caddis as the weather continues to warm up. 5X or 6X fluorocarbon for sub-surface fishing is always a plus. Longer casts with long leaders can make a big difference with spooky fish in clear water.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-24)
Caddis - Still somewhat sporadic (16-20)

Hot Patterns: Zebra Midges 18-22
Pheasant tails 16-22
Caddis larva 16-20
BWO Comparaduns 18-22
Scuds 16-20
CDC Pop Emerger 16-20
Parachute Adams 16-20
Elk Hair Caddis 16-20

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