North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report - March 1st, 2013
Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County)
Water was in the 40s and high and off-color and trout were in the deeper holding pools as of Feb. 12. A good streamer bite was reported; micro-nymphs on light tippet also were productive. Hatches included black midges (24), cream midges (24), and blue-winged olives (20-24).
Curwensville Reservoir (Clearfield County)
Perch and channel catfish were hitting on fathead minnows and light colored jigs, with ice still producing yields in early February. Some perch were 10 to 12 inches, but most were smaller.
Shaggers Inn Reservoir (Clearfield County)
Nice-size largemouth bass and crappies were hitting through the ice in early February.
Parker Dam (Clearfield County)
Ice anglers were catching trout on Trout Magnets and live bait through early February.
Clarion River (Elk County)
Brown trout were hitting on big streamers in mid-February.
Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County)
Chain pickerel were the main catch, although some walleyes also were landed in recent weeks.
Marilla Reservoir (McKean County)
The state recently stocked brown trout here.
Spring Creek (Centre County)
Water was dropping, greenish and in the 40s and streamers, and crawler and egg patterns were catching trout. TCO Fly Shop recommended working the banks with streamers, and in normal water levels, going under with caddis pupa in olive and tan (16-18), scuds, cress bugs, Hare’s Ears, Pheasant Tails, and other go-to subsurface flies. Hatches included midges (22-26) and small blue-winged olives (20-22).