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Yellow Breeches Creek - Camp Hill - Pennsylvania

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

Directions To Location

Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midge Morning, Afternoon #20-#26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
February Midge, Blue Winged Olive Morning, Afternoon #18-#26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge, BWO Emerger
March Blue Winged Olive, Quill Gordon Morning, Afternoon #14-#18 BWO Emerger, Quill Gordon Dry Fly
April Quill Gordon, Hendrickson Morning, Afternoon #12-#16 Quill Gordon Dry Fly, Hendrickson Nymph
May Hendrickson, Sulphur, Green Drake Afternoon, Evening #12-#14, #16-#18, #8-#10 Sulphur Dry Fly, Green Drake Dry Fly, Hendrickson Nymph
June Sulphur, Green Drake, Slate Drake Afternoon, Evening #14-#16, #8-#10, #12-#14 Sulphur Dry Fly, Green Drake Dry Fly, Slat Drake Nymph
July Trico, Slate Drake, terrestrial insects Morning, Afternoon #20-#24, #12-#14, #10-#14 Trico Spinner, Slate Drake Nymph, Ant Patterns, terrestrial fly patterns
August Trico, Slate Drake, terrestrial insects Morning, Afternoon #20-#24, #12-#14, #10-#14 Trico Spinner, Slate Drake Nymph, terrestrial insects, Ant Patterns
September Blue Winged Olive, terrestrial insects Afternoon, Evening #18-#20, #10-#14 BWO Emerger, Ant Patterns, terrestrial insects
October Blue Winged Olive, Caddis Afternoon, Evening #16-#20, #14-#16 BWO Emerger, Elk Hair Caddis
November Blue Winged Olive, Midge Morning, Afternoon #20-#24, #20-#26 BWO Emerger, Griffith's Gnat
December Midge Morning, Afternoon #20-#26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Yellow Breeches Creek located at Camp Hill is a fantastic spot for fly fishing with a multitude of locations teeming with fish.

  • The ‘Catch and Release’ section- starting from downstream of Boiling Springs to Allenberry Resort- is popular. This one-mile stretch is abundant with brown trout.
  • Lower Allen Park, easily accessible with ample parking space, offers deep pools and slow-moving water, ideal conditions for trout.
  • The Quaker Day Use Area at the Pine Hill Arboretum gives a serene atmosphere and has trout, smallmouth bass, and panfish.
  • Williams Grove area is notable for the excellent hatches and spinner falls, attracting many anglers.
  • The bridge near the Yellow Breeches Outfitters offers great wading opportunities with plenty of trout around.

These spots offer excellent opportunities for fly fishing amidst nature’s serene beauty.

Best Access Points

The Yellow Breeches Creek in Camp Hill offers several excellent access points for fly fishing:

  • Boiling Springs: This is the creek’s source, making it a favorite among anglers.
  • Allenberry: Situated below Boiling Springs, this spot is a private resort but allows public fishing.
  • Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Access Area: Conveniently located at the halfway mark, it’s well-maintained and provides good coverage of the creek.

Each location has its own unique set of attractions:

  1. Boiling Springs gives you first shot at freshly stocked fish. It also offers the thrill of targeting Large Browns in the upper creek area.
  2. Allenberry provides variety with both stocked and wild trout in a mile-long stretch.
  3. The Fish and Boat Commission Access Area opens up the creek’s widest point, providing space for your casts and less crowded fishing.

Local Fish

  • Brook Trout: A favorite among anglers, these fish are famous for their beautiful colors and feisty behavior.
  • Brown Trout: Typically dominant in the Yellow Breeches Creek, they provide a great challenge for any level of fly fisher.
  • Rainbow Trout: Known for their acrobatic leaps and hard fights, Rainbow Trout are hard to catch and a prize for anglers.
  • Smallmouth Bass: A popular freshwater game fish, this species is known for its fight when hooked and ability to adapt to different water conditions.
  • Largemouth Bass: These are bigger than their smallmouth cousins and put up a great fight, making them a popular target for fly fishermen.
  • Bluegill: These panfish are smaller but run in large schools. Their willingness to take a fly make them great fun to catch.
  • Crappie: Known for their sweet-tasting meat, crappie are found mostly in the warmer summer months.
  • Catfish: Though not traditionally a target of fly fishers, catfish are found in Yellow Breeches and can offer a thrilling catch because of their size and strength.

About The River

Located right in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania, Yellow Breeches Creek– Camp Hill, is a nature lover’s paradise. With a rich history dating back to the 18th century, this gorgeous waterway was initially named Callapatschink by local Native American tribes.

  • Yellow Breeches gained popularity in 1829, when the Cumberland Valley Railroad was built along its banks, boosting local industries.
  • The creek also played a key role in providing natural resources during the American Civil War.
  • Today, it serves as a popular site for fishing, boating, and outdoor activities.

Yellow Breeches Creek isn’t just a waterway; it’s an integral part of the cultural and economic tapestry of Pennsylvania. It carries with it centuries of stories, from Native American history to industrial growth and recreational adventures. A trip to Camp Hill isn’t complete without a visit to this charming creek to feel the gentle ripples of its storied past!


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