Like the other streams in Central PA, Fishing Creek is quite low and clear. I
expect that report to characterize Fishing Creek for at least the next few
weeks. Expect to see spawning trout on this stream for the following two or
three weeks. Even after that time, be careful not to tromp in the newly used
spawning beds. The redds are easily visible for weeks after their abandonment,
since they show up as bright, clean, mounded areas of gravel. When in doubt,
walk around it!
Fishing Creek tends to be the coldest water in
Central PA, so fall and winter fishing can be a very slow go. Patient nymphing
will be the optimal angling strategy, and the low water demands small patterns.
Streamers can help to relieve the tedium of a slow day nymphing.