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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 – July 22, 2015
Elk County

With a severe rain storm here over the weekend, the Clarion River is flowing fast and the water is high.  Please use caution and wear your life jacket.  Be safe!   

Clinton / West Lycoming Counties

Water flows are high on Pine Creek and the W. Branch Susquehanna River. Nightcrawlers would be a good choice for anglers trying to fish the high and murky waters.

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek: Anglers are still catching trout in the early morning hours using minnows.  Anglers are also catching trout during those hours using a variety of nymphs (walts worms; bead head prince nymphs; and green weenies). Once the sun gets overhead, the bite declines rapidly; but a few fish are still being caught in the shade line and deeper water.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 15, 2015
Jefferson County

Cloe Dam – Rainbow Trout are being caught in the deeper sections of the lake (15 to 20 feet) using redworms and nitecrawlers.

Sandylick and Redbank Creeks – Trout are being caught again, now that stream levels are returning to normal.  Spinners and live bait are both working.

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek: Anglers are catching trout in the early morning hours using minnows.  Anglers are also catching trout during those hours using a variety of nymphs (walts worms; bead head prince nymphs; and green weenies). Once the sun gets overhead, the bite declines rapidly; but a few fish are still being caught in the shade line and deeper water.

Spring Creek: Anglers are catching trout using streamers in the morning and a variety of nymphs throughout the day.

Clinton County

Fishing Creek: Water flows are still great!  Anglers are catching trout using a variety of nymphs (bead head prince; green weenies; and squirmy wormies). Early morning streamer fishing is also proving to be quite successful.

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake:  Anglers are catching lots of bass; most are 15 inches or under, but the bite is on!  One angler brought in a bass weighing in at 2.7lbs.  The lures of choice are Senckos and green pumpkinseed tubes. 

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 8, 2015
Centre County

Sayers Lake: Boating activity was moderate to heavy over the weekend with all access areas being used. Pool level is near normal. Anglers should be aware that the upper parts of the lake have partially submerged debris from recent rains.

Anglers have been doing well for panfish in areas around the causeway and lower greens access area. Minnows have been working best. Some nice bass have also been observed around the lake being caught using nightcrawlers, spinners, and rubber worms. Additionally, Catfish have been caught in the evening hours using chicken liver and nightcrawlers.

Black Moshannon Lake: Moderate pressure was reported over the weekend, with most activity being unpowered kayaks and canoes.

Anglers have been catching Bass, Pickerel, and Panfish around the lake. Fishing in the weed beds have been providing the best results using weedless rigs.

Spring Creek / Bald Eagle Creek / Six Mile Run: Anglers have been doing well for trout on area trout streams over the past several weeks. Rain storms have been making for nice water conditions, with levels and temperatures being perfect for trout fishing. Anglers have been doing well with live bait and various fly patterns.

Northumberland County

Even with the rainy conditions, anglers were out on Fish-for-Free Day, and were successfully catching catfish at the PFBC Sunbury Access with the use of chubs.

Fishing at Sunbury

Clinton County

Fishing Creek water levels are above normal and fishing great!  Currently, the water is slightly off color; but it is fishing well.  Anglers are catching trout using a variety of nymphs (e.g. bead head prince nymph, walt’s worm, and caddis larvae).  Anglers fishing early morning hours with streamers are also doing well.

Lycoming County

Pine Creek water flows are good right now and providing some good fishing!  As always, be careful when wading, and always fish with a buddy!

Anglers are catching trout using a variety of flies.  A few flies that are working well are slate drake, yellow stones, rusty spinners, tan caddis, prince nymphs, and walt’s worms.  A few early morning anglers are catching trout on streamers, as well.

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