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

Reminder: Cold Weather Wear requirements for boating are in effect from November 1st through April 30th. 

 December 19th, 2022

McKean County

After a lot of time and effort from PFBC Fisheries Biologist Brian Ensign and team, the Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section of Kinzua Creek will receive a fall stocking in 2023!  Brian and his team spent a lot of time gathering feedback from anglers to support this change. 

Brian’s hard work and passion for the job secured an opportunity for anglers to tighten their line a little more in the fall. Brian has since passed on from a tragic automobile accident. Not only will he be missed by his friends and family, but the people he worked with as well. 

We look forward to seeing the results and hearing good feedback about the fall stocking next year. Good luck out there!

Tioga County

Nessmuk Lake - Anglers are reminded that the lake is managed under the Panfish Enhancement and Big Bass Special Regulations. Special attention should be considered when measuring their catch if an angler decides to harvest fish from the reservoir.  

Beechwood Lake – The lake was recently stocked with trout!  If you are looking for time outside during the winter months, this is a great opportunity for winter trout fishing!

Clearfield County

West Branch of the Susquehanna River - Anglers are taking advantage of much higher water flows over the past 2 weeks. Several Musky have been caught by anglers targeting them in the morning and afternoon hours.  There are plenty of Trout to be caught throughout the sections flowing through Clearfield and Curwensville. Lures of choice are spinners and small spoons.
Curwensville Lake - Curwensville Lake waters are currently at a normal height. Light angling pressure has been experienced over the past 2 weeks.  Winter can be a great time to get out and target unpressured fish!

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