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Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 4/23/2019

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Fishing has been good, fish consistently rising to midges(sz 18-24) and caddis(sz 14-18)

Stream Level: 40 CFS

Water Temp: Low 50's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Nymphing with small mayfly and midge imitations will be your best tactic. Caddis and BWO's will still get fish looking up and rising in the right conditions. Focus on nymphing slower, deeper water until the temps warm up. Small streamers have been producing fish as well.

Specifics and Tips: Keep a low profile and work your way upstream. Long leaders and 6x will be your best bet if you're casting to rising fish. While fish will certainly eat some bigger patterns, smaller flies usually produce more consistent action.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-24)
Tan Caddis (14-18)

Hot Patterns: Corn Fed Caddis 16-18
Elk Hair Caddis 14-18
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
Slump Buster 6-8

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