Clover Creek – A Central Pennsylvania Fishing Destination

Clover Creek is an appealing little limestone stream in southern Blair County that flows north for about 15 miles to where it joins the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River near the town of Williamsburg. Clover Creek Road parallels the stream for most of its length. Most of the stream runs through private land, and many landowners graciously allow fishing on their property. It is always recommended to ask permission before fishing, however, to avoid any unnecessary conflicts.

Although Clover Creek is stocked by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission twice each spring, the stream holds a significant population of wild brown trout, especially in its lower reaches. Clover Creek is managed under regular statewide seasons and size and creel limits for trout.

Fly anglers will find the most of the mayfly hatches common to central Pennsylvania limestone streams on Clover Creek. In the spring, expect Blue-winged Olives, Blue Quills, and Quill Gordons. During May, Clover Creek will have a good Sulphur hatch, and some sections of the stream will see some Yellow Drakes in late June. The upper end of the stream will have Tricos on early mornings in July.