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NC REGION REPORTS

REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)


October 16, 2019

REMINDER – Anglers are reminded that fall is the time of year when Brook and Brown Trout spawn.  When fishing, make sure you are mindful of where you step to avoid stepping on trout egg nests, also known as trout redds.  The gravel in a trout redd will appear light in color/clean gravel.  Most look like oval or round areas of clean gravel.  Some are not much bigger than a frying pan size, others may be larger.

Lycoming County

Pine Creek – Anglers are catching trout using a variety of techniques.  Streamers and nymphs are working best.

Clinton County

Fishing Creek –The water temperature is in the 60's. Rain is expected over the next day or so.  The rain should bump levels up and provide better fishing conditions.

October caddis are still around and steady is most spots along Fishing Creek.  Early morning and late evening seem to be the best times on the water.

Small nymph patterns are working best.  Nymphs that are working include the green weenie, Frenchie, and hares ear.

You may see trout rising in the late evening hours.  Dry flies that are working include October caddis, tan elk hair caddis, and midges.

Centre County

Anglers are catching panfish on lakes across the County.  Here are a few Bluegill checking out a juicy worm! (photo provided by angler)

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Spring Creek – The water temperature is in the low 60's. Current rain events will provide good water flow and some color for anglers heading out over the next day or so.

Anglers are catching trout using dry flies and nymphs. Key into the pocket waters and areas with good rock/log structure.

Dry flies that are working include – tan caddis, midges, terrestrials.

Nymph patterns that are working include – green weenie; scuds; black zebra midge; hot spot sow bug.

Rain events will also provide some great streamer fishing.  Make sure you pack a few olive streamer patterns to try along the stream banks!

October 9, 2019

REMINDER – Anglers are reminded that fall is the time of year when Brook and Brown Trout spawn.  When fishing, make sure you are mindful of where you step to avoid stepping on trout egg nests, also known as trout redds.  The gravel in a trout redd will appear light in color/clean gravel.  Most look like oval or round areas of clean gravel.  Some are not much bigger than a frying pan size, others may be larger.

Tioga County

Hamilton Lake – The lake was recently drawn down for maintenance.  Boats are unable to be launched from the ramp at this time. 

Anglers are catching panfish using poppers.  Evening hours seem to be the best time to fish at the moment.  There are large schools of Bluegill hanging tight to the water surface and they are hungry!  A few bass and pickerel are also hanging close to the surface.

Anglers' are catching panfish at Hamilton Lake.  Here is a late evening photo of a panfish tightening the line of a lucky angler! (photo by Don Kelly)

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Hills Creek Lake – Currently the lake is drawn down for boat ramp repairs.  For more information check out Hills Creek State Park Facebook page.

Tioga, Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes – Although the fishing is challenging, anglers are catching a few bass and panfish.

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – Despite a few rain events the water level is still low and clear.  The water temperature remains in the 60's.  The trout are easily spooked, so use stealth when approaching your favourite fishing area!

Small nymph patterns continue to be the "go-to" for most anglers.  Nymphs that are working include the green weenie, Frenchie, and hares ear.

You may see trout rising in the late evening hours.  Dry flies that are working include October Caddis, Elk hair caddis, midges and ISO spinners.

Centre County

Spring Creek – The water level is low and clear.  The water temperature is in the 60's.

Anglers are catching trout using dry flies and nymphs. Key into the pocket waters and areas with good rock/log structure.

Dry flies that are working include – tan caddis, midges, terrestrials.

Nymph patterns that are working include – green weenie; wet ant; hot spot sow bug.

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