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Fishing in the Yellow Breeches in Boiling Springs

Yellow Breeches Creek, also known as Minnimingo Creek, is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania in the United States.

Yellow Breeches Creek arises on the northwestern side of South Mountain, in the Michaux State Forest, and collects the drainage of several hollows along the mountainside. It flows north through Walnut Bottom and turns east to run down the Cumberland Valley, paralleled by an ex-Reading Railroad line. It passes through Huntsdale, site of the Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery. The creek begins to meander, and swings around the north side of Mount Holly Springs. Just below the town, it is joined by Mountain Creek. Old Town Run enters just before the creek passes along the south side of Boiling Springs and the spring-fed lake that gives the town its name. The creek passes through Williams Grove and meets Dogwood Run just downstream. Below Williams Grove, it forms the boundary between Cumberland and York Counties. It flows through the campus of Messiah College, then joins Stony Run and enters a series of sharp meanders as the railroad line swings away to the north. Pippins Run joins it, and it flows east to Lisburn, where it makes a sharp turn to flow northwest. It turns north, and then makes a number of meanders to turn east, cutting through the suburbs of New Cumberland. Cedar Run enters near the top of the northernmost meander. It cuts east, then north again, emptying into the Susquehanna.

Known for its great fishing, the Yellow Breeches is a popular spot for fly fishers who flock to the mile long catch and release section near Boiling Springs. The Yellow Breeches is stocked by the PA Fish and Boat Commission as well as local fly shops including Yellow Breeches Outfitters and Cold Spring Anglers. It is one of the designated Pennsylvania Scenic Rivers.

Tributaries

  • Cedar Run
  • Pippins Run
  • Stony Run
  • Dogwood Run
  • Old Town Run
  • Mountain Creek

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