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

Fishing and Boating Report – August 26, 2015
Potter County

Kettle Creek: Anglers are catching Brown Trout on upper Kettle Creek. The majority of trout were caught using minnows just after the recent rain storms.  Several trout measured between 10-13” in length.

Clearfield County

Curwensville Dam: Anglers are catching large Yellow Perch near the boat launch areas.  Many nice Channel Catfish in the 8- to 10- pound range are being caught, as well. 

Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake:  Anglers are catching Channel Catfish in areas around Upper Greens Run in the evening hours.  Most of the Channel Catfish were caught on chicken livers fished on the bottom.

Crappies and Sunfish are also being caught around the causeway.  They are hitting on minnows in the early morning and late evening hours. 

Anglers are also catching Bass, north of the causeway, using plastic worm jigs.  Black and blue plastic worms seem to be working best.

Black Moshannon Lake : Anglers are catching Bass and Chain Pickerel in access areas.  Rubber worms and spinners are providing the best results.

Spring Creek: Anglers are catching trout on all sections of Spring Creek.  Live bait and spinners are working well on the lower end, and small dry flies and nymphs are catching fish in the Fisherman’s Paradise area.

Clinton County

Fishing Creek: Anglers are catching Brown Trout using minnows, nymphs and wet flies in the lower section of the stream.  Wet flies and nymphs are also working in the upper portion of the stream as well.  One angler caught several trout between 10 and 14” during the evening.

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 .”

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 19, 2015
Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Dam- anglers are catching crappies and nice-sized Yellow Perch at the Spillway and at the breast of the dam on wet redworms and minnows.  They are also catching some bass and perch at the Upper Greens Run area.

In addition to that, there is a lot of kayaking and canoeing happening at Black Moshannon and at Foster Joseph Sayers Dam. On the Bald Eagle, there are many unpowered boat experiences happening there, as well.

Penns Creek water levels are getting lower. As a result, fish are moving into the banks and into the shade; so target those areas when you are fishing.

Nymphs are working on Spring Creek throughout the day. However, early morning and early evening is when fishing is most successful.

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 12, 2015
S. Clinton / W. Lycoming Counties

The water on Pine Creek is low. Kayaking and canoeing will be difficult and may require portaging at multiple places. Anglers, though, are still catching many trout and picking up some Smallmouth Bass.

Union County

DCNR has submitted a drawdown permit for Halfway Lake from September 21 - October 5, 2015 for dam or spillway repairs. Maximum depth is 6.5’ and they propose to lower it by 5’.  We will update this information as it becomes available to us.

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