|Clinton / W. Lycoming County
Fishing Creek: Anglers are catching trout near Lamar using small mayfly and caddis nymphs in the early morning and late afternoon hours.
Anglers are catching trout in late evening hours on Mill Hall sections of Fishing Creek using minnows. A slow retrieve of the minnow is working best.
West Branch Susquehanna River: Anglers are catching a few bass near Wynfield. They are using crank baits to coax the bass in. Be prepared to spend some time for the first bite as fishing has been a little slow.
East Branch Clarion River: Anglers are catching trout in the delayed harvest area. Fly of choice is an ant. Trout being caught range from 10-16 inches in length.
East Branch Dam: Anglers are catching smallmouth bass using live leeches. One angler caught a 20 inch bass!!
Slate Run: Anglers are catching trout using the infamous “Green Weenie”.
Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are catching largemouth bass in the evening and after dark. Bait of choice is night crawlers and minnows.
West Branch Susquehanna River: Anglers are still catching smallmouth bass and channel catfish. Catfish are hitting on dough balls on the bottom and night crawlers.
US Youth Fly Fishing Team
The US Youth Fly Fishing Team WON their second consecutive GOLD medal at the 13th World Youth Fly Fishing Championships, Poland!!
Gold, silver and bronze teams
The team is based out of State College, PA. Currently there are 3 youth from Pennsylvania on the 2014 team. The 2015 team roster will be out in the next few months. PA hosts 2 clinics per year for youth interested in making the team.
Check out their website for more information on getting involved as a youth competitor, a volunteer or sponsor! http://usyouthflyfishing.com/
Here are a few wise words from two of the team members who competed in Poland:
Hunter Hoffler “What we have preached time and time again is that this is a consistent team effort that leads to our success.”
Cam Chioffi “…I can really say you’re all like brothers to me. Team mentality prevails every time and we showed it again.”
Cam with one of his catches
Foster Joseph Sayers Dam: This time of year crappies tend to hit the best during the week when the boat and angler traffic slows down. Anglers fishing at depths 6-10 feet are having the most luck catching crappie from shore.
A local angler stated he is catching crappie at depths between 6 – 10 feet, using minnows and a few split shot under a slip bobber. Slip bobbers provide great presentation of your bait at water depths traditional bobber rigs can’t reach. They are easy to use, cast and store. Most bait shops and super centers carry these types of bobbers. Go out and give them a try!
PA Angler and Boater article about slip bobbers:
Check out page 14 of the 1984 PA Angler, Nick Hrmoniak wrote a great introduction to the slip bobber technique! http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/75archives/1980s/1984arch/05may1984.pdf
Lower Buffalo Run: Anglers are catching trout using scuds. Most trout are between 8 and 12 inches.
Spring Creek: Recent rains are creating great morning and late afternoon fishing. Anglers are catching trout using the “squirmy wormy fly pattern” and scud patterns. Trout being caught are between 9 and 13”. One angler recently caught 19 trout during the last hour of daylight!
Penns Creek: Anglers are catching trout on pheasant tail and stonefly nymphs. Blue Wing Olive dry flies are also working on the surface.
Reminder: All unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, etc) launching or retrieving at PFBC access areas and DCNR state parks or forests must have a current boat registration (issued by any state), or PFBC Use Permit, or DCNR Launch or Mooring Permit. For more information, visit http://fishandboat.com/registration.htm .