North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013
Pine, Little Pine creeks (Lycoming County) — Good temperatures and flow made for perfect stream conditions as of Aug. 4, and Pine was fishing well for bass. Anglers are advised to be conscious of conditions and to avoid targeting trout when water hits 70 degrees. The shaded upper reaches of Little Pine can be a safer spot than more exposed parts of the stream. Terrestrials, including inch worms, ants, and beetles were effective, along with subsurface flies, such as crayfish, wooly buggers, and streamers.
Slate and Cedar (Lycoming, Tioga counties) — These wild trout streams were fishing well in the cool weather of late July and early August, with Green Weenies and other terrestrials productive. Hatches included a few Slate Drakes and Blue-Winged Olives.
Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Panfish and largemouth bass were reported in recent weeks, with topwater lures productive. Fly- anglers were catching bluegills, bass and even a few perch on poppers.
Blanchard Dam aka Foster Sayers Reservoir (Clinton County) — Crappies, bluegills and perch were providing good action.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Flow was clear, a good level, and in the mid-60s as of Aug. 4, and tricos had started. TCO Fly Shop reported a slower-than-normal bite, but getting better. Terrestrials, such as ants and beetles, were productive during the day, but nymphing was taking more fish. Dry dropper fishing in shallow ripples also was recommended. Hatches included tricos (22-26), midges (22-26), Blue-Winged Olives (18-22), Tan Caddis (14-16), Caddis (14-16), and Craneflies (16-18).