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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 17, 2018

PA Fish and Boat Commission's fall trout stocking is here!  Check out our fall trout stocking schedule to find a location near you!

Fall trout stocking schedule link - http://fbweb.pa.gov/stocking/TroutStockingDetails_GIS.aspx

Tioga County

All lakes are now open! 

Hamilton Lake – The lake was recently stocked with trout.  Anglers are catching trout using a variety of live baits and spinners.  Mealworms and minnows are working best.  Chartruese, silver and gold spinners are working well too.  Areas around the dock are fishing best!

Nessmuk Lake – Anglers are catching bass using whopper ploppers, poppers, senkos and various spinnerbaits.  Wacky rigged senkos or similar baits in green pumpkin and watermelon shades are working very well.  A few bass are taking frogs too!

Hammond Lake – Anglers are catching bass using dark colored baits fished along the edges of the lake or near timber.  Black/blue and/or black/red plastics are working well near the weedbeds.  Chartreuese spinner baits are also working well!  Anglers are also catching catfish using live shiners.

Hills Creek Lake – Anglers are catching bass and other panfish using nightcrawlers and small jigs. Edges near the lily pads and weed lines are the key locations.

Beechwood Lake -  Anglers are catching bass, Walleye and pickerel using live shiners and various crankbaits.  Look for weedy edges and logs/structure in the water.

Clearfield County

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Frenchville Access is new and improved!  (Photo by WCO McKenrick)

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – The water is currently in great shape.  Good flows and good color. 

Anglers are catching trout using streamer patterns (e.g. size #4-8 and colors olive or black are working).  Anglers are also catching trout using nymph patterns that are currently working include green weenie #12-16; caddis larvae #12-16; Frenchie #14-18; stone fly nymphs, brown #8-12. 

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Red Efts are on the march near the CCC Camp S-76 along Swamp Branch, Clinton County! (Photo by WCO McKenrick)

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek – Anglers are catching trout using spinners and live minnows.  Anglers are also catching trout using streamer patterns (black, white or yellow are working best.

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This Brown Trout was almost the size of the streamer, but still a blast to reel in.  (photo provided by angler)

Spring Creek – Water color and flow are looking great for some wonderful weekend fishing.  Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (hot spot sow bugs#14-16; green weenie #12-16; walt's worm #12-16; mop flies are also working). 

Anglers are also catching trout using olive or black streamers (#6-10) along the banks.  Worm patterns are also working well!


 

OCTOBER 10, 2018

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PA Fish and Boat Commission's fall trout stocking is here!  Check out our fall trout stocking schedule to find a location near you!

Fall trout stocking schedule link - http://fbweb.pa.gov/stocking/TroutStockingDetails_GIS.aspx

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Anglers continue to catch lots of stocked trout across the region.  Head out and enjoy fall fishing and fall colors!

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – The water is currently in great shape.  Good flows and good color.  More rain is expected over the next few days. 

Anglers are catching trout using nymphs and streamer patterns.  Nymph patterns that are currently working include green weenie #12-16; caddis larvae #12-16; Frenchie #14-18; stone fly nymphs, brown #8-12.  Streamer patterns that are currently working include sculpin patterns #4-8 in olive, black colors. 

10_10_2018FishingCreekBrown.JPGAnglers are catching Brown Trout using streamer patterns.  This beauty took an olive sculpin pattern. 

Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake -  Anglers are catching bass and Crappie using a variety of techniques.  Jigging rubber worms is working.  Anglers are also catching bass and Crappie using live baits.

Spring Creek – Water levels are decreasing.  The water color is clearing.  More rain is expected over the next few days. Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (hot spot sow bugs#14-16; green weenie #12-16; walt's worm #12-16; mop flies are also working).  

Anglers are also catching trout using olive or black streamers (#6-10) along the banks.  Worm patterns are also working well!


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.​​