Oil Creek Fly Fishing

The 6th most popular fly fishing river in Pennsylvania.

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Near Titusville, the Oil Creek is very popular with local fly fishermen for its abundant trout population. The headwaters for Oil Creek start up at Canadihita Lake and the river runs 20 miles downstream to the Allegheny River confluence near Oil City. The most interesting section for fly fishing on Oil Creek is from the Pine Creek confluence downstream to the Allegheny River. There are plenty of pools, riffles and runs to explore. There is good access from SR8 which runs parallel.

There are two popular fly fishing sections on Oil Creek known as Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only. The first section extends one mile upstream from Oil Creek State Park. The other section starts at the Petroleum Center and runs 1.6 miles downstream.

The caddis hatch on Oil Creek is prolific. The best is from April to mid-June, with some hatch extending through the summer depending upon water temperature.

Overall, Oil Creek is the 6th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.


Local Contact(s):  PA Visitor Info. (800) VISIT-PA.

Recommended Book:  "Flyfishers Guide To Pennsylvania" from Dave Wolfe

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fishandboat.com/

Article Source:   Best Oil Creek Fly Fishing Review https://www.myriverguide.com/?id=20967

GPS:  41.606009, -79.652381

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  20967

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