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

 October 13th, 2022

Cameron County

Driftwood Branch Sinnemahoning Creek - With the creeks rising to normal levels throughout the county and surrounding areas, anglers are having luck!  The village of Cameron is currently a hot spot for Smallmouth Bass. Anglers using both live bait and artificial lures are doing well.  Rooster tails are currently working very well!  The confluence at Sterling Run also has some anglers on a good Trout bite. Fly anglers are having the best success using both wetflies and nymphs.

Clinton and Centre Counties

Fall is a perfect time to get out on the water to enjoy both boating and fishing! These opportunities have improved drastically in the area with recent rainfall. Productive fishing reports are coming from Fishing Creek, Bald Eagle Creek, and the West Branch Susquehanna River.  These reports indicate that Trout, Catfish, Perch, Bass, and Musky are all prime Fall targets.

A large-scale bank stabilization project spear headed by PFBC with assistance from DCNR has been completed in Little Pine Creek in the Keystone Select section of the stream.  This project was conducted to protect a high bank and to mitigate sediment pollutants from entering the water when high water events occur.  Partnerships such as this are essential when it comes to conservation, preservation, and enhancement of Pennsylvania's waterways.

McKean County

Recent cooler days and colder nights have water temperatures dropping. Given this, the air can be much warmer when compared to the water temperature. If you plan on getting out on the water to fish, float, or hunt - please be mindful of this! Even though we are not yet in the Cold Water Wear months (November 1st until April 30th at midnight for all canoes, kayaks, or boats less than 16 feet in length), be sure to have your personal floatation device (PFD or "life jacket") readily accessible where it can be easily reached and out of the original packaging or protective covering. The initial shock of cold-water emersion can be deadly.

Make sure that your PFD fits and that the straps are adjusted to fit you specifically before placing it closest to you at the start of your trip. Only wear U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD's that are in good serviceable condition, free from tears or holes. It is important to remember that all children 12 years of age or younger are required to wear their PFD's. Be sure to have a float plan. Making it known to a family member or friend of where you will be and your estimated time to return is important. Be safe on the water and have fun out there!

Reports compiled by Cody Whipple , Northcentral Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers, and Local Tackle Shops.