North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 31st, 2014
Cowanesque, Tioga, Hammond lakes (Tioga County) — As of July 18, Don’s Tackle Shack reported good largemouth and smallmouth bass catches up to 5½ and 6 pounds on creature baits, plastic worms, or jigs. Bass were pretty well scattered, with some deep and some shallow, and most relating to weedbeds. Hammond in particular was yielding crappies, with most fish in deeper water, 10, 12 or 15 feet. Anglers were picking them up trolling deep-diving crankbaits in brighter colors in murky water and more natural colors in clearer water.
Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Bluegills and crappies were reported on redworms under bobbers in the causeway area earlier in July. Catfish were hitting in the evening on crawlers and chicken livers in recent weeks.
Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Bass and pickerel were hitting near the boat access area, with spinnerbaits redworms or minnows productive. A few panfish also were reported.
Bald Eagle Creek (Centre County) — Fly-anglers were catching trout on small dry flies and nymphs through early July. Spinners and live bait also were productive.
West Branch Susquehanna River (Lycoming County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting on tubes and crankbaits in recent weeks. Carp, catfish and suckers were reported, along with a 29-inch muskie.
Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Some nice perch were reported along with bass and chain pickerel in the early part of July.