Bushkill Creek, PA

Special regulations area. Near condos on Bushkill dr and near bridge on 13th st

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
12:00pm to 4:30pm
Best Fishing Time
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
Kevin Roberts


Fish Caught

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 15" #14 Pink Squirmy Wormy
1 15"
Total: 1 fish Top Patterns: Squirmy Wormy (1)


Mostly Cloudy X X
None X X
Medium - 10 to 15 knots X X
Air Temp High/Low
39.0°F / 36.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today followed a cold front.
Moon Phase
34% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

  • 28 Black Midge Diptera

Fishing Partners

Kevin Chin


No waypoints were saved with this outing.


Fished the Bushkill Creek in Easton PA for the first time and with a new buddy Kevin. We both started out euro nymphing. We found and covered a lot of good holding water. First near about the middle of the 1.17 mile special regulations area, near the condos on Bushkill drive. It was a relatively cold and windy day, and the fishing was slow. We first fished riffles and some deeper pools above the bridge and slowly worked our way downstream. Kevin eventually switched to a streamer setup below the bridge to work another deep and long pool. I decided to switch to a suspension indication rig on my 905 Douglas dxf. I tried several different patterns, on a tandem rig. With no success using mayfly patterns and midges, I tied on a size 14 squirmy wormy in pink. This is sort of a last resort fly for me. I ran it through the deep pool that kevin had been working with a streamer and hooked up with a fat 15 inch rainbow. It took the fly towards the end of the drift. It was a beautifully colored fish that made a great run and leap straight into the air. After this one fish we had no more hits so we decided to finish the day downstream by the bridge on 13th Street. Found lots of great holding water again, however we had no luck. Very nice looking cut and and drop off just downstream of the bridge. Kevin was euro nymphing and I was suspension indication nymphing. Called it a day around 445 pm or so. Looking forward to fishing this stream again. Only saw one other angler all day, a spin fisherman.