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SPRING 2016
Winter 2015-16
Regional Reports Index
 
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Photos below are selected from the Regional Reports and other sections of our website, listed with PFBC region.

Northcentral  
June 1, 2016

Pine Creek Brown Trout caught using a green drake dry fly on the Delayed Harvest section over the weekend.

(photo by Don Kelly)

Pine Creek Brown Trout
   
Hefty Brown Trout caught just below the Slate Run Tackle Shop. Look at those colors!

(photo by Julie Szur)
Brown Trout
   
Over the weekend, Trevor Stauffer, caught a nice Striped Bass Hybrid.

(photo provided by angler)
Striped Bass Hybrid

Northcentral  
May 25, 2016

Mark Sausser caught a 21 inch Golden Rainbow Trout over the weekend while on a fishing trip with his grandfather. The trout hit a beadhead, dark stonefly.

(photo provided by angler)

Golden Rainbow Trout
   
The hatches are on!

(photo by Julie Szur)
Mayflies

Northeast  
May 18, 2016

Trevor Dietz, age 9, from Fairmount Springs shows his reward for going the extra mile!

Trevor with a Brook Trout
   
  Trevor fishing

Southcentral  
May 18, 2016

Dave and his two daughters enjoying trout fishing on East Licking Creek.  Both girls were using spinners and caught several trout.

Dave and his two daughters
   
Dave with 2 nice Brook Trout from Laurel Run caught in and around log jams on the stream. Dave with 2 nice Brook Trout

Northcentral  
May 11, 2016

On a recent fishing trip to Hammond Lake, Ryan Fluharty, from the Mansfield University Bass Fishing team, caught 2 Hybrid Stripers.

(Photo provided by angler)

Stripers
   
Recently, on Pine Creek fishing trip, Julie Szur was fishing with her dog, Brookie, and her good friend Rachel. Julie caught Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout using streamers. In addition to the trout, she also caught and released a nice Smallmouth.

(photo by Julie Szur)
Smallmouth Bass

Northcentral  
May 11, 2016

Pete Staudenmeier took his family to Hamilton Lake over the weekend.  Pete’s son, Luke, caught a nice Bluegill and his daughter, Rose, caught her FIRST trout!

(photos provided by angler)

Luke with a nice Bluegill
   
  Rose with her first trout
   
On a recent camping trip to Hammond Lake, Don Kelly, caught Crappie using a variety of baits.

(photo by Don Kelly)
Crappie
   
On a recent fishing trip to Hammond Lake with his family, Luke Szentesy, landed quite a few nice Crappie.

(photo provided by angler)
Luke with Crappies
   
During a recent drift boat trip down Pine Creek, Logan Daniel (age 5), landed a 17” Brown Trout using a caddis larvae nymph!

(photo by Amidea Daniel)
Logan
   
Evangeline Daniel (age 7) caught a nice wild Brown Trout using a bead head march brown nymph on a recent fishing trip to Fishing Creek with her mother.

(photo by Amidea Daniel)
Evangeline

Northcentral  
May 4, 2016

Janet Will from Garfield Heights, OH caught this beautiful Rainbow Trout in Somerset County.

Janet
   
Dakota Fisher, age 6, caught his limit of trout at Laurel Hill Lake on April 23. Dakota

Northcentral  
May 4, 2016

Ben Lorson caught quite a few Brown Trout using a silver rapala on a recent trip to Penns Creek.

(photo by Tyler Neimond)

Brown Trout
   
Mark Sausser caught a 20” Brown Trout on a recent trip to Penns Creek.  This trout was not rising, but was coaxed to the surface using a March Brown dry fly!

(photo by Tyler Neimond)
Brown Trout
   
Sulphurs are starting to hatch on Fishing Creek! Sulphurs
   
Recently, while fishing from his 16 foot Jon Boat, Jordan Allison, went fishing for musky on the West Branch Susquehanna River.  Instead of catching a musky he caught and released a 20.25” 5 lb. Smallmouth Bass near Montoursville, PA.

(photo provided by angler)
Smallmouth Bass
   
ine Creek Brown Trout caught using a March Brown.

(Photo by Julie Szur)
Pine Creek Brown Trout
   
March Browns are hatching on Pine Creek! Water levels are on the way back down so get your gear ready!

(photo by Don Kelly)
March Brown
   
Nothing but net!! Here is a photo of Julie Szur landing a trout on Pine Creek over the May 1st weekend!

(photo provided by angler)
Nothing but net
   
Travis Crosby caught and released a nice sized Largemouth Bass recently on a fishing trip to Cowanesque Lake.

(photo provided by angler)
Largemouth Bass
   
James DiSands caught and released a nice sized Largemouth Bass recently on a fishing trip to Hammond Lake. Bass are currently moving into the shallows to spawn. ALL bass must be released this time of year.

(Photo by James DiSands)
Largemouth Bass
   
Don Kelly caught some good size Crappie recently on a trip to Hammond Lake.  Most of the Crappie being caught are between 11-13 inches.

(photo by Don Kelly)
Crappie

Southcentral  
May 4, 2016

Aaron located this nice 19-inch Brown Trout in a log jam area on the lower end of Little Buffalo Creek.

Brown Trout
   
Donald and Kim with limits of Brook Trout caught on Little Buffalo Creek. Limits of Brook Trout
   
Nice Golden Rainbow caught and released on the Mahantango Creek. Golden Rainbow
   
Members of the Millersburg Conservation club float stocking Wiconisco Creek. Float stocking

Southcentral  
April 27, 2016

Members of the D.C.A.C. assisting with trout stocking on Clark Creek. Clark Creek was stocked upstream of the PGC rifle range. Pictured is a float placed at the Appalachian Trail.

Float stocking

Northcentral  
April 27, 2016

Renee Kelly caught her first trout on a fly while fishing with her husband Don at Lyman Run Lake.

(photo by Don Kelly)

Renee
   
Don Kelly caught quite a few Crappie on a recent fishing trip to Hammond Lake. Crappies are on the move and preparing to spawn!

(photo by Don Kelly)
Crappie
   
Josh Ditzler caught lots of Crappie on a recent fishing trip to Hills Creek Lake. Crappie

Southwest  
April 22, 2016

Eight year old David and his dad, Ben Dickun, of Apollo, fished McClintock Run on the Opening Day of Trout season. David caught five Brook Trout by 8:15 am! All were caught on artificial scented nymphs.

David

Northcentral  
April 20, 2016

Elizabeth Shaw caught this Rainbow Trout while fishing Hamilton Lake on the Statewide Opening Day of Trout!  Congratulations Elizabeth!

(photo provided by angler)

Elizabeth
   
Josh Ditzler caught and released a nice bass while fishing Hills Creek Lake over the weekend. Josh's bass

Northcentral  
April 13, 2016

Emily Shiels participated in PFBC’s recent Mentored Youth Day with her father.  Emily caught and released a beautiful 20” Rainbow Trout. This trout broke Emily’s personal record and made for great conversation on the way home!!

(photo by Andy Shiels)

Emily
   
Colton Otto and Bryan Rupp caught some nice Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass last weekend on Cowanesque Lake.

(photo provided by anglers)
Colton and Bryan
   
Matt Clancy caught a 5.5lb Largemouth Bass last weekend.

(photo provided by angler)
Matt
   
Josh Ditzler caught a Largemouth Bass over the weekend while fishing Hills Creek Lake last weekend.

(photo by Josh Ditzler)
Largemouth Bass

Southcentral  
April 13, 2016

William caught and released this Brown Trout on Standing Stone Creek.

William
   
Connor also caught and released this Brown Trout on Standing Stone Creek. Connor
   
Zach caught and released this Brown Trout on Laurel Run. Zach

Southcentral  
April 6, 2016

Xander with a healthy brown trout caught on opening day from Clark Creek.

Xander
   
Sam and Noah with nice fish caught on Opening Day on Wiconisco Creek. Sam and Noah
   
Colt, and this father, caught nice fish in Monroe Township Cumberland County along the Yellow Breeches Creek on April 2nd. Colt and this father

Southeast  
April 6, 2016

Just rewards! Walt Yoder, who floated a section of the West Branch Little Conestoga creek, along with Ken Hoffman, landed [and released] this 21” Rainbow Trout on a minnow downstream of the Letort Road Bridge on that very stream.

Rainbow Trout

Northeast  
April 6, 2016

Regan Fahringer of Lehighton, PA, proudly displaying a 19 1/2 inch Golden Rainbow Trout she caught while fishing the Lizard Creek, East Penn Twp. on the Regional Opening Day of Trout.

Golden Rainbow Trout

Southwest  
April 6, 2016

Brenda and Blake Kunkel having a good time catching trout at North Park Lake. The weather was cold with rain and snow mix but the kids where having a great time despite the weather.

Brenda
   
  Blake
   
Dustin Butcher with a 39-inch Muskellunge caught on April 1, 2016 at Somerset Lake.  The musky was caught on chicken liver. Dustin

Northeast  
March 30, 2016

Eric Hofacker  proudly displaying  an 18 ½ inch Golden Rainbow Trout he caught in the Mahoning Creek during the 2016 Regional Mentored Youth Trout Day.

Eric

Southcentral  
March 30, 2016

Mike and Christian with nice fish caught on Mentored Youth Day Armstrong Creek.

Mike and Christian

Northcentral  
March 23, 2016

Mike Worden was out enjoying some early trout fishing on Hamilton Lake.

(photo provided by angler)

Mike Worden
   
Richard Pfaff caught this nice Smallmouth Bass on a recent fishing trip to the Tioga Spillway.

(photo provided by angler)
Smallmouth Bass
   
On a recent fishing trip, Nathan Shervinskie and his father caught some Yellow Perch below the Foster Joseph Sayers Lake spillway.

(photo by Tom Shervinskie)
Yellow Perch
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