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Yellow Breeches Creek Special-Regulation Area - December 22 2007

Current Stream Conditions
The stage at Camp Hill is 1.33 feet; the flow is 223 cfs.  The main Yellow Breeches is clear. The Run, the short spring creek between Children's Lake in Boiling Springs and the main stream, is crystal clear.

Careful, strong waders can wade almost anywhere in the special-regulation area at stages below 3.0 feet and/or flows below 750 cfs. 

Hatch Info 

Midges of various colors hatch year around; trout feed on the adult and larval stages. 

Sculpins are present everywhere on the Breeches. Cress (sow) bugs and shrimp (scuds) are washed from Children's Lake in Boiling Springs into the run that connects the lake to the main Yellow Breeches. They are less abundant in the main stream.  Crayfish live where rocks and gravel are exposed on the stream bottom.  Big browns love them!

Recommended  Fly Patterns
Please order these patterns by calling 1-800-248-8937.

Dry Flies:  #18-#26 Adams.

Midges:   #20 ICSI (I Can See It!) Midge#22 - #24 Hi-Vis Olive Midge#20 Olive Micro Caddis. #18 Rusty Glo Midge #24 Glass Bead Baetis#20 Black Ice Caddis#22 Pheasant-Tail Ice Caddis.  #18 Black & Gold Zebra Midge#18 Copper & Olive Zebra Midge#18 Silver Rainbow Warrior.  #22 Brassie.   #24 Black Midge.

Nymphs:  #16 Lawson's Electric Caddis #16 Green Double Bead Cased Caddis.   #16 Bead-Head Green Caddis Larva#16 Olive Gold Bead  Pulsating Caddis.  #16 Olive Gold Bead Caddis Pupa.  #16 Olive Gold Bead Trigger Caddis.  #14 Dusty's Pink San Juan Worm.   #16 Shenk's Cress Bug, #16 Shenk's Shrimp, and #10 Herb's Zebra Shrimp work very well in The Run that connects Children's Lake and the Yellow Breeches, especially near the outflow from Children's Lake. 

#8 Shenk's Sculpin
. #8 Olive & Black, Peacock & Black Wooly Buggers, and Black Wooly Buggers (with or without beads).
  #8 White Minnow.

Special Report

Our shop is closing for the last time at 5:00 PM this afternoon; so, these are our last stream reports.  We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.  We hope to see you on our local streams. 

Tulpehocken Creek Outfitters is moving into our storefront; they should be open by March 1, 2008.

Tight Lines

Herb, Kathy, Bill, & Dusty