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Fishing and Boating Report – July 31, 2014
REMINDER: ALL canoes, kayaks and all boats less than 16ft must wear PFD’s while underway on Army Corps reservoirs – EVEN during the Summer months.  This is a federal law as well as a PA law. 

Centre County

Spring Creek: After recent rains, anglers are catching trout using worm fly patters (e.g. squirmy wormy, san juan worm).  In the mid to late afternoon hours green weenie patterns are working well.

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: A young angler caught a small mouth bass on the West Branch Susquehanna River off of the Lock Port Launch Park access near the boat ramp.  The bass measured 18inches in length and was caught around 10p.m. at night on a night crawler!   It is great to see the West Branch Susquehanna River producing such great fish after all it has been through!

Lycoming County

Pine Creek (Upper): Thanks to our rainy Summer there are still catchable stock trout in the stream because water temperatures have stayed low and water levels have stayed consistent.

Anglers are catching trout on wet flies and worms.  A few anglers are catching trout using dry flies during the white fly hatches.  Small mouth bass and rock bass are also being caught using worms. 

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 catching smallmouth bass and channel catfish. 

Boaters should monitor the water levels if they plan on venturing up and down the river.  Depending on water levels it may be difficult to launch or retrieve your boats.

Non-powered boats need to be aware of where they are launching their boats.  A launch permit is required to utilize all PA Fish and Boat Commission access ramps.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 23, 2014
Fishing
Sayers Lake: The overall bite at the lake over the past week has been slow with the warm summer temps. Anglers were catching some crappies in the evening hours mainly from boats in the deeper water. Some Crappies were caught from shore around the causeway area and lake access areas on redworms and minnows. Some nice bass were also reported using rubberworms, spinnerbait in areas around the submerged roadbeds seem to be providing the best fishing.

Black Moshannon Lake: Anglers reported some pickerel and bass caught from shore around the boat moorning areas. Live bait such as nightcrawlers and minnows seemed to be working best.

Bald Eagle Creek: Anglers have been catching Trout and Bass in the lower sections of Bald Eagle Creek. Live bait as well as dry flies and nymphs seem to be working best.

Curwensville Dam:  Anglers have been landing many tiger musky over the past few weeks.  There have been several caught in the 40 to 45 inch range and even a few in the low 50 inch range.  Anglers don’t seem to have any consistency in what they are catching the musky with.  Some are using 12” plugs; others are using bluegill, sucker & trout.  One was caught on a worm.

Boating
Sayers Lake: Boating Activity was moderate over the weekend. All access areas were being used.

Black Moshannon Lake: Moderate boating activity with unpowered kayaks / canoes was observed.

The Susquehanna is still floatable in some areas between Curwensville and Clearfield.  The river is getting to be too low for trips downstream of Shawville.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 16, 2014
Lycoming County

W. Br. Susquehanna: Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass throughout the river on plastic tube baits and crank baits.

Boaters are reminded to ensure they have the required safety equipment prior to venturing out on the water.

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