Kish Creek, PA

The narrows below Reedsville

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
7:30 to 10:30
Best Fishing Time
8:30 to 9:30
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
2.24ft. - 76cfs
Herb Yost

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
8 8" #2 Silver
8 8"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
4 8½" #2 Silver
4 8½"
Total: 12 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (12)


Foggy X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
81.0°F / 63.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
30.06 rising
Moon Phase
34% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

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Insect Seining

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About twice a year I like to drive over and fish the Kish. I like the drive because I use Back Mountain Road and really never hit much traffic until I get to Reedsville. I checked on Honey Run and Tea Run and both seemed low, so I drove downstream to the bridge outside of Yeagertown, parked there and fished back up to Reedsville. I had every intention of fishing the Kish until it meets Honey Run and then fishing up Honey Run for a short distance. However, I ran out of ambition and incentive before I got to Honey Run and I quit at the old RR bridge that is now a foot bridge.

I caught 12 trout and I had to work at it to catch that many. I caught 4 rainbows and 8 browns. The two biggest fish of the morning were the two stocked rainbows that were each about 11 inches. The other two rainbows were a bit of a puzzle, they were about six inches long and I guess you would almost have to assume they were wild because who stocks six inch rainbows! The biggest brown I caught this morning was about nine inches long. I caught six small browns that were wild browns and maybe two that were stocked, although I'm not sure those were even stocked trout. I did miss at least 6 or 7 fish because they seemed to be hitting the spinner very lightly for some reason or another.

The Kish has some nice water between Yeagerstown and Reedsville and it also has two big flat sections that I don't care much for, but it's fun to fish it a couple of times/year. The Kish is also really pressured by the beer and bait guys. You can see empty bait containers and beer cans and other assorted debris all along the Kish. It's really too bad because the narrows section could be a really neat section except for the clods who trash it up. I have a feeling that most of the legal size trout have been already taken out of the Kish.

Maybe I'll give Spring a whirl tomorrow morning!