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

Fishing and Boating Report – November 25, 2014
Winter weather = ICE FISHING!  Check out the following links for information to help prepare for PA’s ice fishing season:

Ice safety: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
PA’s Best Ice Fishing: http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/2005/06novdec/spec2ice.pdf

McKean County

Ice is forming on local streams, lakes and reservoirs; but is not considered safe at this time. Ice fishing activity probably won’t pick up until late December, depending on the weather. 

Anglers are catching fish at County lakes using paste baits fished on the bottom.

Cameron County

The road along Kettle Creek up to Cross Fork is OPEN!  Ice was forming on local lakes last week; but has melted off with the recent warm weather.

Kettle Creek: Anglers are catching “hold-over” trout using minnows.  The warm weather this past Monday brought good fishing for those out on the water. 

Lycoming County

West Branch Susquehanna River: With recent warm weather, anglers were catching Walleye using a variety of baits.

Centre County

The recent warm weather melted skim ice that began forming last week.

Spring Creek: Zebra Midge patterns and egg patterns are working well on upper Spring Creek. In the early morning hours, olive and black streamer patterns are also working.

Nate with Smallmouth Bass
Nate Liscum of Lewisburg caught this nice Smallmouth Bass while out fishing with our newest Commissioner, Eric Hussar, on the Catch and Release Section of Penns Creek. Great catch, Nate!

REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014, you MUST wear your life jacket while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks.

REMINDER:  Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 19, 2014
Potter County

Kettle Creek: Anglers are catching trout using minnows. Even with the water temperatures at 40 degrees F and dropping to just above freezing, the trout are still chasing minnows! Dress for the weather and enjoy!

Tioga County

With recent cold weather, skim ice is beginning to form in the backwaters of most county lakes. Ice fishing may be just around the corner!!

Pine Creek: The delayed harvest area is fishing great! Anglers are catching trout using caddis larvae imitations, midges, and streamers. Get your coat, hat, and gloves on, and come fishing!

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are catching late Fall bass and a few panfish. A variety of bait is working from worms to minnows.

West Branch Susquehanna River: Anglers are catching Walleye using a variety of baits.  Weather is cold; but the bite is good!

Centre County

With the recent cold weather, skim ice is beginning to form on most county lakes.

Foster Joseph Sayers Dam: Anglers are catching some late Fall bass. Baits of choice are green jigs and brown pumpkin tubes.

Spring Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using olive and black streamer patterns. They are also having luck using zebra midge patterns.

REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your PFD while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER:  Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 12, 2014
REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your PFD while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER: Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

Tioga County

Hills Creek: Anglers are catching bass, Chain Pickerel, and Crappie on live minnows.  Nightcrawlers and waxworms are working for Yellow Perch and Bluegill.

Cowanesque: Bass fishing continues to be good using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and drop shot minnow imitations.  Live shiners are also working.  A few Musky are being caught on large baitfish and spinners on the east side of the lake.

Tioga River: Anglers are catching a number of Walleye on live minnows and nightcrawlers. They are fishing on the bottom.  In addition, some Channel Catfish and Bullheads are being caught using live shiners, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers.

Centre County

Spring Creek: Fly anglers are catching trout using bead head zebra midge patterns.

Keep an eye on the USGS water flows for Spring Creek:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01546400&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

Lower Spring Creek near Milesburg, PA:
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
site_no=01547100&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00010

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