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Spring Creek - Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Spring Creek

Date of Update: 10/20/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Springs looking good this weekend, streamers and nymphing will produce. Lower Spring below Bellefonte is pushing still but dropping nicely. Fish have started spawning so use caution not to intrude. Don't target spawning fish!

Stream Level: Spring Creek is at 143 cfs; Average is 49 cfs at Axemann.

Water Temp: high 50's

Clarity: Green!

Fishing Overview: Fish are fat and eating well. Look for october caddis, olives & terrestrials here and there on top. Nymphing is most consistent. Streamers have been moving fish as well.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing the usual suspects will work (scuds/sowbug/weenies). Try smaller streamers. Fish have started spawning so use caution not to intrude. Don't target spawning fish!

Hatches: October Caddis (12-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Crane Fly (14-16)
Midges (22-26)

Hot Patterns: Beetle and Ants (12-18)
Tan and Brown Elk Hair Caddis (12-16)
Greenie Weenie (12-16)
BWO (18-24)
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 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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