North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 9thth, 2013
Fishing Creek (Clinton County)
Normal spring flows were reported by TCO Fly Shop April 26. Water had a greenish tint and was in the 40s to 50s. Grannoms (14-16), Hendricksons (14) and midges (black, cream, 24) were providing some dry fly action. Early Brown Stoneflies also were hatching. Nymphing with small caddis patterns was productive; Blue-Winged Olives (18-24) and midges were the best bets.
Spring Creek (Centre County)
Clear, good spring conditions were reported by Fly Fisherman’s Paradise April 24. Blue-Winged Olive hatches were over and Caddis, Craneflies and Sulphurs hadn’t begun in any real measure. Nymphing was the best bet, with olive scuds and sowbugs in larger patterns (12-16) the top producers. Walt’s Worms and dark sulphur nymphs also were productive.
Penns Creek (Mifflin County)
Good conditions were reported April. Grannoms were hatching, although Fly Fisherman’s Paradise said trout feeding on top were generally small. Streamers, beadhead nymphs and other subsurface flies were taking trout. Recommended surface flies were light Hendricksons (12-14), and Mottled Brown Caddis. The best subsurface producers were dark Sulphur nymphs (12-14), Peacock and Partridge (14), Leadwing Coachman (14), Perla Stone Nymph (6-10), ad Beadhead Walt’s Worms (12-16).