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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 – November 24, 2015
Habitat maps of PA lakes: Use these maps to locate great spots to catch fish!  
Want to fish a “new” lake this winter, but not sure where to find the fish?  PFBC has made it easy for you!  PFBC’s Habitat Management section has designed and placed habitat structures in over 80 PA lakes.  This page provides habitat structure maps complete with waypoints for each habitat structure!   These structures not only enhance fish habitat, but also increase fishing success.

Seeing Under the Ice
Need Christmas gift ideas for the ice angler in your home?  In addition to a fishing license, you might want to consider a few of the gadgets shared in this PA Angler and Boater article for your ice angler!

McKean County

At this time there is no ice in the county yet; but it looks like it might be just around the corner!  Up through last week, anglers were still catching stocked trout.

Marilla Reservoir – Winter stocking of trout will occur on December 9, 2015.  Help us stock the trout. Keep updated on the meeting place and time here:

Allegheny River - Anglers are catching Walleye using a variety of baits.

Centre County

Bald Eagle Creek – Anglers are catching trout using caddis larvae patterns (e.g. green weenies, catnips, olive bird of prey).  Olive and black streamer patterns are also working well.

Best time of day seems to be noon to dusk.  With the cold nights, let the water warm up a bit before venturing out.

Spring Creek – The streamer bite is on!  Olive or black streamer patterns (e.g. slumpbusters) are working well.

Zebra midge patterns, walt’s worm patterns, olive scuds and beadhead pheasant tails patterns are also working well.

Updated water flows and temperatures can be found below:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – Anglers are catching trout using streamers.  Olive streamer patterns are working well. 

Other flies that are working include caddis larvae; olive bird of prey and beadhead pheasant tails.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 18, 2015

Potter County

Kettle Creek : Water temperature is currently 45F. Anglers are catching trout using minnows and streamer patterns.

Current water levels and conditions found here:

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake: Anglers are catching bass and a few panfish.  Minnows and worms are the bait of choice.

West Branch Susquehanna River: The Walleye bite is on!!  Anglers are catching Walleye using a variety of baits.

Walleye, a great sportfish and dinner dish! (PFBC staff photo)

Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Dam: Anglers are catching bass.  Baits of choice are green jigs and brown pumpkin tubes.

Spring Creek – Anglers are catching trout using olive and black streamer patterns.  Zebra midge patterns and other small nymph patterns are also working well.

Updated water flows and temperatures can be found below:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – With rain in the forecast over the next few days, water levels may rise slightly.  This is good news for the stream and for fishing! 

Anglers are catching trout using green weenie, midge larvae and other small nymph patterns.
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Fishing and Boating Report – November 10, 2015

Still daydreaming about the “big one” you caught this spring or summer?  Don’t pack away the rod yet! The glorious thing about Pennsylvania fishing is that you can do it 365 days a year, if you choose to!  Just remember, even when you are fishing, WEAR ORANGE during hunting season.

Brown Trout
Dreaming of the “big one”

Centre County

Spring Creek – Anglers are catching trout using caddis and midge patterns in the late evening hours.  A few anglers are also having luck using streamers in slack water and close to the banks.

Updated water flows and temperatures can be found below:
Upper Spring Creek at Houserville, PA    

Penns Creek- With rain in the forecast, water levels may rise a little over the next day or so.  This will increase fishing success!

Currently, anglers are catching trout using stonefly nymphs and caddis larvae patterns.  Anglers using streamers are also catching trout!

Depending on temperatures, early morning and late in the day seem to be the best times to be on the water.  Late morning to mid-afternoon time frames are best on cold days.

Remember, trout are spawning, be sure not to step on their nests/redds.  These nests/redds are the next generation of trout for your favorite stream! 

Updated water flows and temperatures can be found below (Penns Creek at Penns Creek, PA:

Penns Creek Brown
Penns Creek Brown, close-up

Clinton County

Fishing Creek – Rain is in the forecast for the next day or so.  That will help with water levels and fishing!  Anglers are currently catching trout using nymphs.  Streamers are working in the early morning and late evening hours.

Overcast/rainy days are great days to fish this stream!

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