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Reports compiled by Amidea Daniel (, Northcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.

Fishing and Boating Report – July 23, 2014
Sayers Lake: The overall bite at the lake over the past week has been slow with the warm summer temps. Anglers were catching some crappies in the evening hours mainly from boats in the deeper water. Some Crappies were caught from shore around the causeway area and lake access areas on redworms and minnows. Some nice bass were also reported using rubberworms, spinnerbait in areas around the submerged roadbeds seem to be providing the best fishing.

Black Moshannon Lake: Anglers reported some pickerel and bass caught from shore around the boat moorning areas. Live bait such as nightcrawlers and minnows seemed to be working best.

Bald Eagle Creek: Anglers have been catching Trout and Bass in the lower sections of Bald Eagle Creek. Live bait as well as dry flies and nymphs seem to be working best.

Curwensville Dam:  Anglers have been landing many tiger musky over the past few weeks.  There have been several caught in the 40 to 45 inch range and even a few in the low 50 inch range.  Anglers don’t seem to have any consistency in what they are catching the musky with.  Some are using 12” plugs; others are using bluegill, sucker & trout.  One was caught on a worm.

Sayers Lake: Boating Activity was moderate over the weekend. All access areas were being used.

Black Moshannon Lake: Moderate boating activity with unpowered kayaks / canoes was observed.

The Susquehanna is still floatable in some areas between Curwensville and Clearfield.  The river is getting to be too low for trips downstream of Shawville.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 16, 2014
Lycoming County

W. Br. Susquehanna: Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass throughout the river on plastic tube baits and crank baits.

Boaters are reminded to ensure they have the required safety equipment prior to venturing out on the water.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 8, 2014

Centre County

Sayers Lake: Boating pressure was moderate to heavy over the Independence Day weekend. All access areas were in use.

Black Moshannon : Boating pressure was moderate to heavy over the Independence Day weekend. All boat mooring areas were being used. A large volume of kayaks and canoes were reported.                

Spring Creek / Bald Eagle Creek : Heavy Kayak and canoe pressure was observed over the holiday weekend.

Sayers Lake: Anglers are catching some crappie and bluegills in the area of the causeway. Redworms on a bobber seem to be working best. Fishing has been slow over the past week with panfish being caught in fewer numbers than previous weeks. Some catfish have been reported in the evening hours using nightcrawlers and chicken livers.

Black Moshannon: Anglers have been doing well for Bass and Pickerel in the boat access areas. Spinner bait, live bait (redworms / minnows ) seem to be providing the best results. Some panfish have also been reported.

Spring Creek / Bald Eagle Creek : Anglers have been reporting good catches of trout on both these waters. Fly fisherman have been having most success on small pattern dry flies and nymphs. Spinners and live bait have also been working well.

Lycoming County

W. Br. Susquehanna: Have observed several anglers participating in bowfishing. Many Cap, Catfish and suckers were observed on the boats. Anglers are reporting some nice catches of Smallmouth Bass and Channel Catfish. One angler reported catching a 29” Musky.

Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are reporting some nice Perch being caught along with several Chain Pickerel and Bass.

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