North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Low, clear water in the 50s was reported June 7. Tan Caddis (14-16), Craneflies (14-16), and midges (black, cream, 24) were hatching. Sulphurs and Slate Drakes were on the wane. TCO Fly Shop reported nymphing was the best bet. Blue-Winged Olives, midges and Tan Caddis dries were possible. Drake duns and emerges were productive in the evening and spinners at dark.
Penns Creek (Union, Mifflin counties) — Low, dirty water in the 50s was reported June 7. Slate Drakes were just about done, but Caddis and Stoneflies remained strong, and there were a few Cahills and Sulphurs hatching. TCO Fly Shop recommended fishing dry dropper with stimulator or other stonefly pattern on top and nymph below. Spinnerfalls and caddis in the evening were the best dry fly options.
Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Crappies, sunfish and perch were reported in recent weeks, with small twister tails and minnows the best bet. Crawlers, rubber crawlers and spinners were taking bass.
Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Pickerel and bass were hitting on crawlers and rubber worms from shore.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — All sections were fishing well as of early June, with anglers doing well on live bait and spinners, and fly-fishermen enjoying strong caddis and Cahill hatches. Nymphing with small Pheasant Tail and Caddis larvae patterns was productive for numbers, as was targeting the shallow riffles with dry dropper rigs.
Clarion River (Elk County) — The water below Portland Mills was productive, with trout and bass hitting minnows in recent weeks.