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Fly Fishing Yellow Creek Pennsylvania
Not to be confused with the famous Yellow Breeches
Creek, Yellow Creek is located in Bedford County,
Pennsylvania. It's one of many southeastern limestone
spring creeks that hold trout. It begins near Woodbury
and flows into the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River
near Hopewell. The stream is stocked by the state
but it also has a good population of wild, stream-bred
trout.

Yellow Creek has a special regulation area with "catch
and release only" regulations that permits "fly fishing
only". Two sections of the stream are stocked and open
to regular statewide regulations. There's approximately
ten miles of stocked water. Fly fishing Yellow Creek can
range from easy to difficult, depending on whether you
catch stocked or wild trout.

Above Loysburg, the stream flows through open
meadows and is more of a classic limestone spring
creek. Much of it flows through pastures and there are
some problems with siltation and runoff. Downstream
from there the stream flows through Loysburg Gap.
There's large boulders and deep pools in this section of
the stream. Fast riffles and pocket water support trout
well in this area.

The delayed harvest section is loccated off State Road
1024. It begins upstream at the Maple Run confluence
and goes upstream for one mile. The lower sections of
the stream get too warm to support trout well during the
hot summer but fishing for stockers is good in the Spring
and Fall.

Seasons:
The season follows the regular Pennsylvania trout
season.
Spring:
Springtime is the best time for fly fishing Yellow Creek
due to the aquatic insect hatches.
Summer:
The hottest days of summer can cause the lower
sections to get too warm
Fall:
Fall is the best time to catch the larger brown trout.
Winter:
Fly fishing Yellow Creek can be great even on very cold
days.

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream
Limestone Spring Creek

Species
Brown Trout (Wild and Stocked)

Size
Medium

Location
Southeastern Pennsylvania

Nearest Towns
Loysburg

Season
Middle of April through February

Access:
Good

Non-Resident License
State of Pennsylvania

Weather
National Weather Service Link

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