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

Fishing and Boating Report – November 19, 2014
Potter County

Kettle Creek: Anglers are catching trout using minnows. Even with the water temperatures at 40 degrees F and dropping to just above freezing, the trout are still chasing minnows! Dress for the weather and enjoy!

Tioga County

With recent cold weather, skim ice is beginning to form in the backwaters of most county lakes. Ice fishing may be just around the corner!!

Pine Creek: The delayed harvest area is fishing great! Anglers are catching trout using caddis larvae imitations, midges, and streamers. Get your coat, hat, and gloves on, and come fishing!

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are catching late Fall bass and a few panfish. A variety of bait is working from worms to minnows.

West Branch Susquehanna River: Anglers are catching Walleye using a variety of baits.  Weather is cold; but the bite is good!

Centre County

With the recent cold weather, skim ice is beginning to form on most county lakes.

Foster Joseph Sayers Dam: Anglers are catching some late Fall bass. Baits of choice are green jigs and brown pumpkin tubes.

Spring Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using olive and black streamer patterns. They are also having luck using zebra midge patterns.

REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your PFD while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER:  Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 12, 2014
REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your PFD while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER: Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

Tioga County

Hills Creek: Anglers are catching bass, Chain Pickerel, and Crappie on live minnows.  Nightcrawlers and waxworms are working for Yellow Perch and Bluegill.

Cowanesque: Bass fishing continues to be good using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and drop shot minnow imitations.  Live shiners are also working.  A few Musky are being caught on large baitfish and spinners on the east side of the lake.

Tioga River: Anglers are catching a number of Walleye on live minnows and nightcrawlers. They are fishing on the bottom.  In addition, some Channel Catfish and Bullheads are being caught using live shiners, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers.

Centre County

Spring Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using bead head zebra midge patterns.

Keep an eye on the USGS water flows for Spring Creek:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01546400&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

Lower Spring Creek near Milesburg, PA:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01547100&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 5, 2014
REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your PFD while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER: Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

Note: Most waterways across the region are low and clear.  Fishing is easier now that there are not as many leaves in the water.  Fish are being caught on quite a few waterways; but they are easily spooked. So stay low when approaching the water edge. Egg sacs and egg fly patterns are working well on the majority of streams in the region!

Potter County

Kettle Creek: Anglers are catching Brown Trout and a few wild Brook Trout.   Egg patterns and small nymphs are working for fly anglers.   Small minnows and spinners are working as well!

Lycoming County

Loyalsock Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using Blue Wing Olives/Pseudo Olives, size 20.  Blue Wing Olive hatches are occurring in the mid-afternoon hours.

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek: Anglers are catching trout using Blue Wing Olives, Walts Worm and egg patterns.  Blue Wing Olives were hatching off the surface in the mid-afternoon.

Penns Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using blue wing olives.  They are also catching trout using small nymphs in the morning. Some anglers are catching trout using egg patterns, while other anglers are having success using egg sacks and minnows.

Spring Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using Walt’s Worm, Blue Wing Olive and Rainbow Warrior patterns.  Olive colored streamer patterns are also working; but use your un-weighted patterns.

Spinning anglers are doing well on the lower sections of Spring Creek!

Keep an eye on the USGS water flows for Spring Creek:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01546400&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

Lower Spring Creek near Milesburg, PA:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01547100&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

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