North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 23rd, 2012

Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County)

Conditions were nearly perfect as of Nov. 9, with water in the mid-60s. Hatches included black midges (24), cream midges (24), and blue-winged olives (20-24). Effective patterns included Wooly Buggers and Slump Busters in white, brown, olive or black, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tails, orange Bird of Prey Caddis, Blue-Winged Olives and Copper Johns.

Penns Creek (Union County)

High but fishable conditions and water in the 60s were reported Nov. 6. Hatches included a few midges and blue-winged olives. Streamers worked along the bank were effective, especially in falling water levels. Effective patterns included Green Weenies (12-14), Prince Nymphs (12), Green Caddis Larva (14-18), Slump Busters in olive, brown, white or black and Zuddlers in the same colors.

Spring Creek (Centre County)

Higher than normal but fishable conditions were reported Nov. 9, with water in the 60s. Streamers, crawler and egg patterns were effective. In normal flows, going under with caddis pupa in olive or tan (16-18) is recommended. Hatches included midges (22-26), Tan Caddis (16-18), and Blue-Winged Olives (20-22).

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