NC REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)
NOTE - The main parking area at Fisherman's Paradise will be closed between 6 PM Sunday evening until 4 PM Friday afternoon from Jan 2nd thru June 24th, 2022 to accommodate the ongoing Waterways Conservation Officer Cadet Training. Although the facility will be open to the public, parking will be limited to auxiliary lots outside the gated area.
August 3, 2022
West Branch Susquehanna River - Anglers are having success with Smallmouth Bass utilizing both crankbaits and jerkbaits. Targeting fast moving water in the early morning and late evenings is proving to be effective. During the heat of the day, anglers are having success in the deeper pools and runs. If you are heading out on the water, be sure to file a float plan with someone reliable to ensure your safety while enjoying Pennsylvania’s waterways! Boating traffic on the river is increasing with the warm summer temperatures. As a reminder, if you have received your valid Boating Registration Stickers, be sure to apply them to your boat before heading out on the water.
Little Pine Lake - Despite a few recent rain events, the lake is currently experiencing low conditions. Increased sediment loads depositing near the launch area have made operating a boat extremely difficult. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) does have plans to remove the deposits to allow better boating opportunities; however, this will not be completed until the fall.
If you do decide to go fishing, keep in mind that warm water combined with low oxygen can easily stress fish. Don’t overplay the fish, and do handle them properly if you plan on practicing catch and release. Keeping the fish in the water and releasing them quickly can drastically improve survival. If you intend to go boating in the region, know your water and expect shallow areas. Current conditions may result in dragging your paddle crafts through the low areas.
Reports compiled by Cody Whipple , Northcentral Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers, and Local Tackle Shops.