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Big Fishing Creek Report

Fishing Creek has been very low and clear all summer. Recent rain has helped a little, but Fishing Creek will still require slow, cautious approaches and stealth this fall. Like the other streams in the area, Fishing Creek gets nice BWO hatches, and I have spent many fall afternoons working to Baetis sippers on this stream. Tan caddis and Slate Drakes can mix in with BWOs and add better fish to the risers. Nymphs for those hatching flies are good choices, too. Small terrestrials can be important on warmer, windier afternoons.