Pennsylvania Stream Reports For Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, Penns Creek, Spring Creek, Pine Creek, Manatawny Creek, Tulpehocken Creek, Class A Streams

  • Hendrickson
  • Green Drake
  • March Brown
  • Little Juniata
  • Black Quill
  • BWO Graveyard
  • Penns Creek
  • Grannoms
  • Spring Creek
  • Little Black Stonefly
  • Stonefly
  • Oh Shucks!

Stream Reports 11/25/2020

Fishing in my opinion has slowed down depending on were your are. Spawning has started and so the fish are on the move, thinking about spawning and some are in post spawn and trying to find their way.  That does not mean there is not good fishing out there, there is.  We had some good fishing in central PA this past Saturday.  Nymphing worked the best, but streamer fishing was very slow.  We had a cloudy day and no bugs to speak about. That is winter fishing.  Guessing when it will be good is a challenge. 


The Tully is running at a little below normal level. Dam release temp is 50 degrees, not bad. They stocked from the covered bridge down to the river, go explore.  I was on the Tully today and it was slow.  There were some midges around and I saw one rise.  Small nymphs is what got fish. The Manny is at a nice level and I was down there several time this week.  The fish was slow, in fact very slow.  I had fishless days.  The water temp dropped fast from the low 50’s down to the low 40’s in a two day period. That shut down the fishing until they situated. I also think that triggered the spawn and the fish went on the run. The Lehigh Valley streams are in good shape and nymphing is working best.  Many have spawning fish.  Look where you step and don’t harass the fish trying to do their thing…

Central PA

Penns is low again. Spring is fine and Big Fishing Creek is still low.  The Little J came up, but is still running low. Me I would go to Spring (BWO hatch) and the Little J (Streamers and BWO).  As mentioned above, we (Dave R, Rick and Dave A) we out fishing this past weekend and we had mixed fishing.  Small nymphs (BWO) caught the most fish with some caught on a green Caddis nymph.  We thought we had GREAT conditions, but the fish did not.  Its winter and it is always hit or miss. Southcentral PA (Big Spring, Letort and Yellow Breeches) are fishing good. Guess what fly, BWO.  There seems to be a lot of pressure. 

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