NC REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)
TROUT SPAWNING SEASON–
Anglers are reminded that fall is the time of year when Brook and Brown Trout spawn. When fishing, make sure you are mindful of where you step to avoid stepping on trout egg nests, also known as trout redds. The gravel in a trout redd will appear light in color; most look like oval or round areas of clean gravel. Some are not much bigger than a frying pan size, others may be larger.
COLD WEATHER WEAR REGULATION–
A person shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket), during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th, while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
November 17, 2021
PFBC recently stocked Laurel Run Reservoir. Good luck to all who go out fishing!
Clinton and Western Lycoming County
Despite colder days, and winter slowly creeping in, are still having luck, catching fish across the Counties. Dress warm, and head out for some cold weather fishing.
Little Pine Lake - Anglers are catching a variety of fish, using a variety of techniques.
Little Pine Creek (Keystone Select Section) – Anglers are catching trout, using a variety of flies.
November 08, 2021
Parker Dam State Park/Moshannon Forest - The fishing at Parker Lake has been "phenomenal", as described by one younger angler who had caught and released more than a dozen trout within a couple of hours. Spinners and small Rapalas have worked well when working your way around the lake's shore. Those trout that may lose interest after a few times chasing lures, have been very easily fooled with night crawlers floated about 8 inches off of the bottom of the lake.
Shagger's Inn Pond has also provided some excellent opportunities over this past week. Anglers can expect to have the best success near the breast of the dam where the water is deepest. Wax and/or butter worms on a single hook seem to really bring the fish in on Shagger's. Beware of the patrolling Pickerel if you are using baitfish imitating lures or minnows! Those teeth will go through your fishing line like a hot knife through butter!
Curwensville Lake - The Perch bite has been fantastic; but you must put your time in! Those willing to search for the bite have done extremely well fishing from the shoreline. Night crawlers have been working the best! The key here is to be flexible and relocate to find the action if the spot you are in is not producing. There's plenty of shoreline to explore in the Curwensville Lake recreation area.
West Branch of the Susquehanna River - The river is currently in good shape. Paddling traffic has been very light of the past week. As the temperatures cool, be certain to dress the part and properly prepare for any paddling activities. There are still plenty of fishing opportunities left at this point.
Northumberland, Montour, and Snyder Counties-
Mandatory life jacket wear began at the first of the month for our smaller watercraft. This is an important law, as cold-water kills! It is important to note that the water is cold enough to cause shock now. As well as saving your life, it will also save you a ticket! The waters in the region are trending in the low 50's in our warmwater fisheries. Look for these temperatures to continue dropping in the coming weeks.
The Susquehanna River is high right now due to recent rain fall. Please use caution and be aware of your surroundings when venturing out on the water.
Reports compiled by Cody Whipple , Northcentral Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers, and Local Tackle Shops.