Kish Creek, PA

Reedsville narrows

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
7:30 to 10:30
Best Fishing Time
7:30 to 8:30
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
2.72 ft. - 139 c
Herb Yost

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 10½" #2 Silver
3 10½"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
20 8½" #2 Silver
20 8½"
Total: 23 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (23)


Mostly Sunny X
None X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
72.0°F / 58.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today followed a cold front.
29.81 rising
Moon Phase
95% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

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I took my annual trip to fish the Kish this morning. It was at a fairly good level for spin fishing and it wasn't too high for me to wade it. I parked at the "new" bridge between Reedsville and Yeagertown, then fished from there up to the old RR bridge at Reedsville.

I had a good morning and managed to catch 23 trout in about three hours of fishing. It would have been maybe my best morning on the Kish, except for the size of the fish I caught. I started out with three stocked brown trout each about 10 inches long. Then I started to catch rainbows and that's all I caught for the rest of the morning. The first 10 or so rainbows were all normal stocked rainbows that were in the 10-11 inch range. In fact the biggest fish I caught was an 11 inch stocked rainbow. After I went under the second 322 bridge, I started to catch a bunch of mini-rainbow trout. Someone, and I wouldn't think it was the Fish and Boat guys, must have stocked a bunch of little rainbows on the Kish. The last 10 trout I caught were 5-6-7 inch trout.

I had the lower section through the narrows to myself, but when I got to the second 322 bridge, I ran into two old guys who were fishing around the bridge. I would guess they were in their late 70's, but that's just a guess. They had four or five spin outfits, two fly rods, nets, minnow buckets, etc., etc. I mean they were equipped. One was spin fishing corn and the other was dangle fishing minnows with his fly rod. They each had a stringer with three or four trout on the stringers. Of course they asked how I was doing, and at that time I had caught about 12 fish. I could tell niether of them believed me when I told them that I had caught 12 and was about half done for the morning. I did have to walk around the section at the second 322 bridge and that's an area that I normally catch trout and once in a while a big trout, but of course not this morning. As I fished up through I hit two fly-guys that were fishing downstream so I had to walk around them and by that time I was right below the old RR bridge, so I just got out and walked back to the truck.

The best thing about fishing the Kish is the nice drive over through the Big Valley. I always take the Back Mountain Road and check out the Amish horses, saw mills, farms, schools, kids, etc. The only thing wrong with the Back Mountain Road is that it probably has more horse shit per mile on it than any other road in PA.

I may fish the LJ tomorrow, I just haven't decided what section I want to fish. Then I'm probably done for the week, because I have to start getting things ready for the big picnic.

See you all on Saturday morning, come early and stay late: O&O:HH

PS: Don't forget, we will be serving the wings about noon!