The Yellow Breeches is an excellent fishery; world reknown and with rich with fly fishing history. The Breeches offers over 30 miles of open water, with a good mix of wild and stocked trout and plenty of fishing access. It's also surrounded by additional fly fishing options including multiple smallmouth fisheries, spring creeks and mountain streams so there is never a shortage of water to explore!
The Yellow Breeches porvides many opprotunities for the fly fisherman. The breeches is heavily stocked with browns, rainbows and broot trout that become very selective. The breeches also has a very nice population of wild trout as well. Most anglers fish within the 1-mile "catch and release" stretch of the Allenberry Resort. Good fishing can be had for holdover and wild trout on the many, many miles of open regulated water. The Yellow Breeches has a wide diversity of hatching insects. Hendrickson and BWO’s are the early season openers. Little black stoneflies will be hatching as well. The Grannons appear in April and a must fish hatch. Of all the insects, the "Breeches" heaviest hatches are the black caddis, sulphurs and tricos. The most famous is the White Fly Hatch. Summer will also boast a brown drake hatch during the evening. One can not leave out the fantastic midge fishing. To round out the fishing, the Breeches is also well known for its terrestrial fishing.
Heavily stocked almost year round throughout its length, there is an extremely popular "catch and release" fishery on the Breeches between Boiling Springs and Allenberry Resort. Fishing is very good up and downstream from this area too, some stretches holding fair to excellent populations of wild brown trout.
See the Hatch Chart and Stream Maps for more information on Yellow Breeches hatches as well as best times and places to fish.