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

AUGUST 8-22, 2018

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AUGUST 1, 2018


Many streams and rivers continue swell with high waters; however, mountain stream fishing great! Logan, 7 years old, is seen here with one of many Brook Trout he caught on a recent fishing trip to a small mountain stream. His lucky fly was an orange “squirmy wormie”!

Close up of one of Logan’s Brook Trout, caught on a small mountain stream.

Rain is predicted through the rest of this week; however, as you can see in the photos above, if you do your homework and head to areas that had less rain, you could have a wonderful time!

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake - Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel and Bullhead Catfish.

West Branch Susquehanna River – Fishing and boating activities are minimal due to high water events. A few anglers are catching Channel Catfish as the river rises.

Clinton County

Despite high water levels, Judi Sittler was able to catch and land a beautiful wild Brown Trout, using a brown slumpbuster, streamer pattern. The trout was caught along the edges of a flooded stream.

Fishing Creek – The stream is high and muddy, with more rain in the forecast. Anglers are not wading due to safety concerns. Many large logs have been seen floating downstream.

Anglers that are fishing are catching trout along the banks, using streamer and worm patterns.

Centre County

Spring Creek - Spring Creek continues to be high and muddy. More rain is expected throughout the week and weekend. If you are heading out to fish this weekend, be sure to pack streamers and worm patterns! Olive, black or white slumpbusters (size #6-10) will work great along the banks.

Most anglers are fishing from the banks and not wading due to safety concerns. High waters mean logs floating downstream and many other potential dangers.

Anglers are catching trout, using worm patterns, green weenies and streamers along the banks and in soft pocket areas. Be patient and you just might be surprised at what you catch!

Reports compiled by Amidea Daniel (, Northcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.​​