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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 – April 16, 2014
Boaters are reminded that the mandatory personal floatation device wear is in effect until April 30 for all kayaks / canoes and boats less than 16 feet in length.

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek: Trout anglers did well over the weekend using paste baits, spinners and live bait.

Black Moshannon Lake : A few unpowered boats were on the water enjoying the weather this past weekend.

Spring Creek: Fly anglers were catching quite a few trout using size 16 zebra midges toward late afternoon on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
  
Black Moshannon Creek/Six Mile Run/ Cold Stream Dam/Cold Stream: Trout anglers had success over the past weekend using minnows, waxworms, redworms and paste baits.

Penns Creek / Pine Creek / Six Mile Run/ Cold Stream / Upper stretch of Black Moshannon Creek have all received an inseason stocking of trout this week.

Elk County

Spring is in the air!  The warm air temperatures are nice, but don’t forget that water temperatures are still very cold 40F.  Remember, it is mandatory that you wear your PFD while boating, canoeing or kayaking.  This mandatory regulation runs through April 30, 2014. 

McKean County

Opening weekend has come and gone with some nice weather in the County.  Waters are still high, but clearing up and very COLD!  Our first in-season stocking, 4.16.2014 the temp in Kinzua Creek was 37 degrees! 

Marilla Reservoir partially covered in ice for Opening Day.   Where there was open water, fishing was good.  I heard where the water was open the fishing was good, but access to the open water was limited.

Good trout fishing awaits all anglers McKean County with more in-season stockings on 4.17.2014!

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 9, 2014
Approved trout waters open to year-round fishing

Unless, listed as “approved trout waters open to year-round fishing” all other Approved Trout Waters are closed to fishing -- including taking of minnows-- from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of the trout season.

McKean County

Kinzua Creek – Section 02.  Got a float stocking last week.  Seen in the photo is Kane HS student Nathan Moore.  The photo was taken by Mr. Jason Barner, Earth Science teacher and Trout In the Classroom Teacher.

Nate float stocking

Currently McKean County has high water and cold temps.  Stream temps were just reaching 40 degrees the day of the stocking.

Snyder / Union / W. Northumberland County

Adam T. Bower Dam schedule - 2014
The 2014 operating schedule for the Adam T. Bower inflatable dam, as reported by Shikellamy State Park Manager John Clifford.  These dates are subject to change based on river conditions, or in the event problems are discovered during inspections.  There are no bag replacements slated for this year, so this should be a full operating season.  The key dates for the 2014 operating season are as follows:

Spring Dam inspection:  week of April 21 (this may cause a slight increase in the upstream river levels, which will be less than 1 day duration). 
Inflation begins: April 28 and will last approximately 2 weeks. The boat launch will be closed for approximately one week in mid-May while the marina docks are installed.  During this time, boaters may access Lake Augusta from the ramps in Northumberland. Docks installed & seasonal boaters are permitted in the marina:  May 23.

All boats due out of the marina: October 5. The boat launch will be closed from October 6 until the marina docks are removed and placed in storage for the winter.  During this time, boaters may continue to access Lake Augusta from the ramps in Northumberland. 

Dam deflation begins on or about October 13, and will last approximately 2 weeks.
Fall Dam Inspection: week of October 27 (this may cause a slight increase in upstream river levels, which will be less than 1 day duration).

Changes and updates will be posted on the park advisory tab on the Shikellamy State Park Website. 

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 3, 2014
Approved trout waters open to year-round fishing

Unless, listed as “approved trout waters open to year-round fishing” all other Approved Trout Waters are closed to fishing -- including taking of minnows-- from March 1 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of the trout season.

Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Dam: Last weekend, anglers caught a few nice channel cats and a brown trout using jigging spoons through the ice.  They were caught on the main lake.

•	Brett Kleckner with a nice 30 inch channel catfish
Brett Kleckner with a nice 30 inch channel catfish

Brown trout
Josh Day with a 21 inch brown trout

Channel catfish
Josh Day with a 30 inch channel catfish

Channel catfish
Josh Day with another 30 inch channel catfish

McKean County

Chappel Fork stocking will be accomplished on April 11, 2014. There is still some snow and ice on the Forestry roads so travel with caution.

Water temps barely topped 40 over last weekend. We have had warmer nights the past few days so water temps should continue to rise over the next week.

WCO Pete Mader would like to thank all volunteers who have helped stock for the 2014 trout season!!   This has been a very cold, snowy year and we have had to deal with a lot of Snow in McKean County.  PA Fish and Boat Commission could not have stocked the trout we did without each one of you helping.  THANK YOU!!

West Lycoming County

Pine Creek: Ice on the bank has receded in most places to allow angler access to the water.  

Remember, Pine Creek is now regulated as an Approved Trout Waters Open to Year Round Fishing Stream.

Jefferson County

Jackson Run: The mouth of the stream was starting to open up from ice last weekend.

Kyle Lake was ice covered with unsafe ice conditions last weekend. 

North Fork Creek Fly Project is scheduled for stocking on 3/31. 

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