Kettle Creek Fly Fishing
The 22nd most popular fly fishing river in Pennsylvania.
Sunday 17 July 2016 05:49 GMT
Near Cross Fork, the Kettle Creek has exceptional fly fishing throughout its length. On the Kettle Creek, you can expect to find brook trout and brown trout. While much of the brown trout is stocked, there are some wild trout to be found.
The main section is from the Billings Branch confluence downstream to the CR433 bridge. The pools and riffles of this stretch provide home to a healthy fish population. The 20 mile section below SR44 is regularly stocked by the State of Pennsylvania. Access is provided by both SR44 and SR144. Keep in mind that there is a Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing Only zone starting 1.7 miles upstream of the SR144 bridge and runs down below the bridge for another 500 feet.
The main hatch season runs from mid-April throguh mid-September, and includes tan caddis. Of special note, the water can get pretty warm by mid-June below Cross Fork, so measure the water to ensure its below 70F.
Overall, Kettle Creek is the 22nd most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.