Water temperatures are warming up (it is July after
all), so the fishing has slowed a bit. The Walleye in the lake
have moved to cooler & deeper waters.
Trout stream water levels have been stable
all summer. There
are plenty of stocked trout to catch, many of them are rising in
the evenings. Fly anglers have been having fun catching trout
using dry flies!
A reminder – boaters utilizing canoes and
kayaks, and all boats under 16 ft., are required to wear
jackets when underway on
the Allegheny Reservoir – that is Federal law, as well as State law.
More paddleboard operators are utilizing
the Reservoir this summer.
Remember EVERYONE needs to be wearing a
jacket when you are out
on these devices. They are boats!
Tioga & Potter Counties
Cowanesque, Tioga and Hammond Lakes – The recent heat wave
pushed temperatures on the lakes into the mid 80’s.
Bass anglers are doing well, particularly in the
evenings and into the night.
Bass are targeting the large schools of young fish
(e.g. fry) swimming along the edges of the lake.
The 4th annual Tackle
Shack/Tioga County Bass Angler 3 day, 3 Lake Open Bass
tournament was held last weekend.
Anglers caught great numbers of fish, with 27 teams
weighing and releasing over 300 bass!!
The “Big Bass” of the event was a Largemouth Bass
weighing in at 5.11 lbs.
Most of the bass were within the 1-3lb range.
Lake – Anglers are catching Trout, Crappie, Bluegill and
Mealworms, waxworms and small plastics fished off of the bottom
are working well.
Creek Lake – Anglers are catching lots of panfish using
worms and fathead minnows.
Top-water frog patterns, poppers and other surface lures
are catching bass in the evenings.
Pine Creek – The summer weather and water level has
been great on Pine Creek!
Anglers are catching lots of trout.
Yellow drakes, rusty spinners, terrestrials, various
nymphs and streamers are working well from Ansonia to Galeton.
Bass are being caught using nymphs, small streamers and crayfish
nightcrawlers and mealworms are also working.
Cameron and Clinton Counties
Bass are being caught in the majority of
Crayfish seem to be the best bait.
All streams across the counties have great
water flows for this time of year!
Trout are doing well and in good numbers,
especially in the Approved Trout Waters.
Anglers are catching trout on the majority
of small streams and on larger streams like
Branch of Sinnamahoning
and Kettle Creek.
Crayfish are the bait of choice for anglers targeting
trout and bass.
Sinnamahoning Creek – The Channel Catfish are very active
right now. The few
anglers that target them are have a great time on the water!!