North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013
Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County)
Water was near flood stage, mucky, and in the 40s on Feb. 1, as reported by TCO Fly Shop. As conditions allowed, the streamer bite was productive, with micronymphs on light tippet an alternative. Hatches included black or cream midges (24) and blue-winged olives (20-24).
George B. Stevenson Dam (Cameron County)
Numbers of ice anglers were fishing at the end of January, although conditions were becoming iffy in places. Nice catches of perch on wax worms were reported.
Lake Chillisquaque (Montour County)
Anglers caught some nice perch on wax worms and bass on shiners through the ice at the end of January.
Walker Lake (Snyder County)
Ice anglers were catching bass, crappies and perch in late January.
Spring Creek (Centre County)
High mucky water was reported Feb. 1 by TCO Fly Shop. As conditions allowed, anglers were working the banks with streamers, and in more normal flow, fishing caddis pupa in olive and tan (16-18), San Juan worms, Green Weenies, and other subsurface flies. Hatches included midges (22-26) and small blue-winged Olives (20-22).
Penns Creek (Mifflin County)
Rainfall and snowmelt created high, mucky water in the 40s as of Feb. 1. Working streamers along the banks was productive. Streamer fishing was recommended in falling water levels. Dry dropper techniques with basic nymphs, such as Green Weenies and Pheasant Tails, also was recommended. Hatches included a few midges and blue-winged lives.