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Spring Creek Report

Just prior to the long holiday weekend, all central PA streams have dropped and are clear. You could not script a better scenario for the Memorial Day weekend. Sulphurs, tan caddis, and crane flies are on almost all streams, and the big Green Drake, for many the premier hatch of the season, is starting. It should be a great fishing weekend in Central PA.

Spring Creek is a little on the low side as we head into the end of May. Sulphurs still are the marquee hatch, although a few anglers are griping that they are not seeing a lot of flies. On the other hand, more than a few fly fishers have the bad habit of leaving the stream before nightfall and the time of intense Sulphur spinner falls. Then too, there are little, dark Blue-winged Olives mixed in with the Sulphurs, serving to confuse things a bit. That uncertainty is why many of us just stick to our nymphs and ignore the risers.

 

Spring Creek Stream Gauge