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Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Valley Creek

Date of Update: 3/17/2017

Author: TCO Bryn Mawr Staff

Highlight: Valley got some water with the snow melt from the storm, but has leveled out around 20 CFS. While this is quite low, fishing can still be great. There should be some fish coming to the surface if there is any midge activity and you should expect to see some BWOs on the right days.

Stream Level: 18.1 CFS

Water Temp: Cold from snow melt runoff

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: The typical dry dropper setup is still a great way to catch fish, but with colder water temperatures, indicators become a more useful tool in many situations. Keep an eye out for any baetis activity and the ever present midge event over there.

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 work great if there's any surface activity. 5X or 6X flourocarbon for sub-surface fishing is always a plus. Move with purpose, there's no point to spending 20-30 mins. in any one pool unless it is producing well. Longer casts with long leaders can make a big difference with spooky fish in clear water.

Hatches: Blue Wing Olives (18-24)
Midges (18-22)


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


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