Fishing Season: Year Round at Hickory Valley Park

McMichaels Creek - PA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Ben Turpin 's Tip of the Week

Summer time is here and the water levels are dropping and water temperatures are rising. Fishing will be better in the early morning and late evening.

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Map of McMichaels Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 10/22/20

Temperatures will be in the 80's for most of the next few weeks and the water temperatures may reach the 70's in the lower reaches of the McMichaels Creek. The upper creek may fish better closer to Sciota.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/22/20

Euro Nymphing in the deeper runs has been the best way to find fish. A mix of leggy stoneflies, Squirmy worms, Pheasant Tails and Walt's worms have been taking fish. Keep an eye out for rising fish and match the hatch in the evening. If you are in the upper end of the creek, blind casting drys in the riffles may also be productive.

Local Species Available Year Round at Hickory Valley Park

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    Brown and Rainbow Trout

Ben Turpin 's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Sulphur Parachute N/A 16-18
Sulphur Emerger N/A 16-18
Travis Para Ant N/A 12-14
Shaky Worm N/A 12-14
Pats Stone N/A 10
Tunghead Pheasant Tail Jig N/A 14-18
CJ Controller N/A 14-18

Sulphur Parachute

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Ben Turpin 's Recommended Gear

Description: About McMichaels Creek

The McMichaels Creek is formed by several small tributaries on Big Pocono Mountain in Tannersville, PA and flows south and east as it plots its course to the Brohead Creek in Stroudsburg, PA. This high quality stream has a great population of both stocked and wild trout through out its length and with the recent addition of a Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing Only section at Hickory Valley it has become a favorite of local anglers. Although the McMichaels has less gradiant than most other Pocono streams, it's deep pools and gentle riffles provide great habitat trout and insect and good year round fishing. The DHFFO section is only minutes from the Brodhead Creek on the south side of Stroudsburg and many anglers will tie both of these streams together for a great day of fishing.

Nearest Airport:

Lehigh Valley International


Sulphurs Terrestrials Blue Wing Olives Caddis

Best Time to Fish:

all day

Best Stretch:

Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing Only at Hickory Valley Park

Best Access:

Hickory Valley Park