I saw Fishing Creek around 3:30 PM on Wednesday, 25 April. The flow on
this stream is probably the best of all the Central PA limestoners. There are
no visible drop marks on the rocks, and even the riffles are running full. In
the brief time that I was able to watch, I noted solid numbers of Blue Quills
coming off the surface. There were tan caddis both emerging and ovipositing.
Other anglers have noted March Browns, too, and remnants of the Hendricksons
would not be a surprise.
I saw no fish rise while I watched, but the water was certainly prime for
nymphing. March Brown Nymphs and Perla stones would be my best choices.