Young Womans Creek Broook Trout
Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Young Womans Creek
Young Womans Creek is one of Pennsylvania's better
freestone trout streams. Both its Left and Right
Branches and its main stem holds trout, although I think
the branches are the best. The Right Branch of the
creek has a "Selective Harvest Area" that runs from the
Beechwood Trail, downstream to the state forest
boundary. The state still stocks much of the stream but I
have always wondered it that was really necessary. It
does have some stream-born trout as well as holdover,
brown trout. The stockers compete for the food and it
has to have an effect on the wild trout.

Fly fishing Young Womans Creek is generally good
anytime of the season because the water stays cool. It
has a very good canopy of tree limbs that covers most
of its water. The higher up the two branches you travel,
the smaller the stream gets and the cooler the water
stays. The stream can be accessed from state road

This stream has a good number of hatches. Its Blue
Quill, Hendricksons, Quill Gordons, Sulphurs and Green
Drake hatches are among the better ones but it has just
about all the mayflies that exist in Pennsylvania. The
stream also has a good number of stoneflies such as
Little Yellow and Little Green Stoneflies. It also has
Large Giant Stoneflies. Of course there's several
different species of caddisflies but most of the are the
Green Sedges, Cinnamon and Brachycentrus species.

Young Womans Creek is easy to wade. It consist of lots
of long pools with riffles between them. There are
various size rocks and boulders scattered throughout
the water creating pockets and hiding places for the
brown trout. All in all, its a stream you wouldn't want to
pass up.

The season is the standard Pennsylvania trout season.
Springtime is the best time for fly fishing Young Womans
Creek due to the hatches.
Summertime is okay except during the hottest days in its
lower section.
Fall is the best time to catch the larger brown trout
Wintertime can be tough and the water can be frozen in

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream

Brown Trout (Wild and stocked with
Brook Trout (native and stocked with


Northcentral Pennsylvania

Nearest Town

Middle of April through February

Easy to Difficult

Special Regulations
Selective Harvest Section

Non-Resident License
State of Pennsylvania

National Weather Service Link

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