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Fly Fishing Bobs Creek Pennsylvania
Bobs Creek is a small freestone stream that has a good  
population of wild brown trout and native brook trout but
is also stocked by the state. There has been some
problems with acid rain in the past, but it is suppose to
be better that it has been. Fly fishing Bobs Creek can
be excellent at times.

The upper section of Bobs Creek is heavily canopied
with tree limbs in all but about a two mile long section
that runs through a pasture. It stays cool through the
summer months in most areas.

Below Pavia, the stream increase in size from about a
fifteen foot average to more than forty foot average
width. The pH is also better in the lower section and
there's more food available. It is exposed much more to
the sun and it does tend to get warm during the hot
summer. Bobs Creek flows into Dunning Creek twenty
miles downstream from the headwaters.

You can access the upper part of Bob's Creek from
T652 that leads out of the town of Pavia. It can also be
accessed from State  Route #3001. The stream flows
through State Game Lands and hiking is required.
There a trial that follows the stream that's a game land
access road. The lower section of Bobs Creek, below
Pavia, can be accessed from State Road #869 which
follows along the stream.

This stream has a good supply of aquatic insects,
especially in the lower section. There are several
species of mayflies, some caddisflies and even some
stoneflies. There are even a few Green Drakes. The
newly stocked trout are not selective but the large
holdovers and wild trout certainly are. Specific imitations
of the aquatic insects always outperform the generic fly

The season follows the standard Pennsylvania trout
Springtime is a good time for fly fishing Bobs Creek due
to its aquatic insect hatches.
Fly fishing usually slows down some during the Summer
but the water stays fairly cool in the upper sections,
even during the hot Summer.
Fall is the best time to catch a larger holdover or wild
brown trout because they spawn in the Fall.
The stream can provide some fishing opportunities
during the winter months.

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream

Brown Trout (Stocked with holdovers
and Wild)
Brook Trout (Native and stocked with

Small to medium

Southwestern Pennsylvania

Nearest Town

First Saturday of April through

Good in some areas, hiking required
in others

Non-Resident License
State of Pennsylvania

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