Anglers, check out our Fall stocking sites and dates (Click on FALL STOCKINGS STATEWIDE)! Many of the Northcentral Region lakes and streams will be receiving a Fall stocking of trout either this week or within the next few weeks.
Looking for ways to target fish in PA lakes any time of year? Check out our Lake Habitat Maps! All of our habitat improvement structures have GPS coordinates, making it easy to know where to fish!
Streams are low and clear, but fishing is still good across the county!
Kettle Creek: Trout are feeding and anglers are catching them on the streams! Be sure to sneak up on the areas you want to fish because the trout are easily spooked with the low water flows.
Bead head pheasant tails, bead head Prince Nymphs are working well. On the surface, small caddis and ant patterns are still working.
The Special Regulations Catch and Release section will be stocked this week with trout.
USGS water levels on Kettle Creek at Westport: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv?site_no=01545000
First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek (between Costello and Prouty): Blue Wing Olives (BWOs); caddis, slate drakes and stoneflies are still coming off. Long casts and long leaders and size 16 beadhead pheasant tail nymphs set 18” under a royal wulff dry fly size 10 is catching lots of trout! Several wild Brown Trout ranging from 16” – 18” in length are being caught using the above recipe of flies!
Lyman Run Lake: PA Fish and Boat Commission will be stocking the lake this week!! Come on out and catch a few, there will be plenty of trout for everyone.
One of the 14 Largemouth Bass caught on upper Cowanesque Lake using live and artificial baits.
(Photo by Keith Beamer)
Cowanesque Lake: Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass using live and artificial bait. A few anglers caught 14 bass, Yellow Perch and Bluegill on upper Cowanesque Lake recently!!
George B. Stevenson Dam: Trout will be stocked on October 8, 2014. Come out and catch a few!
Little Pine Lake: Anglers are catching Chain Pickerel using rapalas. Lots of trout were just recently stocked and there are plenty left to catch!!
Lycoming Creek: The Delayed Harvest Section was stocked on October 3, 2014. Come out and catch a few!!
Pine Creek: Anglers are catching Brown Trout on upper Pine Creek. Flies producing the most success are size 14 Beadhead pheasant tails; size 18 blue wing olive nymphs;size 18 golden stone fly nymphs; blue wing olive dry flies; slate drakes and tan caddis are also working.
Best times to fish are early morning and late evening.
Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel and lots of pan fish using live minnows, night crawlers and butterworms.
West Branch Susquehanna River: Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass on a variety of baits.
Northfork Redbank Creek (Catch and Release Section): Lots of trout!! PA Fish and Boat Commission recently stocked trout. So come on out and catch a few!
Anglers are catching trout on streamers. Olive or white Woolybuggers are working best when stripped in fast causing aggressive takes!
North Fork Redbank Creek catch and release section
Photo by George Kutskel
Redbank Creek: Water levels are at “seasonable” low levels. The cold nights are keeping the water cool and keeping fish active. Anglers are catching trout by covering lots of water and targeting deep, fast runs. The trout seem to be holding in the deep, fast runs and under cover (e.g. logs, rocks and undercut banks).
Flies that are working are bead head Pheasant Tails and Hares Ear patterns. Be sure to sneak up on your target waters. If you don’t spook the trout first, you have a good chance at catching them.
Sandy Lick Creek: Anglers are approaching target fishing waters with lots of stealth and are catching trout using bead head Pheasant Tails. Carefully approaching the target waters is more important than the fly pattern at times.
Some size 18 Blue Wing Olives, Light Cahills and midges were seen coming off sporadically. Griffiths Gnat is always a great choice if you prefer to dry fly fish.
Rainbow Trout caught on Sandy Lick Creek using a Walt’s Worm
Photo by Mark Hanes
Sandy Lick Creek west of Brookville, PA
Photo by Mark Hanes
East Branch Dam: As of October 5, 2014, the main boat launch at the dam was closed for the year. See you next Spring!
Curwensville Dam: Anglers are catching bass using a variety of baits and lures. Best time for fishing is early morning and late evening.
Waters are low, so boaters need to be aware of possible snags in the mud flats upriver of the viaduct and outside the channel.
Janesville Dam: Come out and catch some trout!! There will be plenty for everyone! PFBC will be stocking trout October 8, 2014 at 10:15a.m.
Parker Dam: PFBC will be stocking more trout in December due to the planned draw down that the lake will be undergoing for repairs to the causeway. Keep checking PA Fish and Boat Commission’s website for updates on fall stocking of trout.
Fishing Creek: Water levels are low and clear. Anglers who are catching trout are catching them in the early morning and late evening hours. Live minnows, streamers and nymphs are working well. Target the deeper runs and be sure whatever you are fishing with is close to or on the bottom. In the late early morning hours, especially after rain, target the banks. You just might get an aggressive take!!
Spring Creek: Anglers are catching trout using small, olive Woolybuggers in the early morning hours. Cast to the bank and swing, you’ll love the take!!
Size 14 Bead head Pheasant Tails, Walts Worms, Prince Nymphs are working best in the late afternoon hours. Late evening, streamers are working well if fished just off of the banks.
Spinners, live minnows and streamers are still working well on lower Spring Creek.
The will be some good fishing just before, during and just after the rain storms on the way!
Keep an eye on the USGS water flows for Spring Creek:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/uv/?
Lower Spring Creek near Milesburg, PA: