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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report - October 25th, 2013

Posted on October 24, 2013

Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Water was low, clear and in the upper 50s as of Oct. 12 and a few October caddis were coming off. Tan caddis (14-16), slate drakes (12-14), and midges (black or cream, 24) were providing a dry fly bite. Nymphing with Green Weenies, sunken ants and other small subsurface flies also was productive. TCO Fly Shop recommended a dropper combo of a large Stimulator and Weenie.

Joseph Foster Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Perch, crappies and sunfish were reported near access areas and the causeway, with minnows and twister tails productive. The fish pier at Lower Greens access area is usually a good autumn spot.

Spring Creek (Centre County) — Water was slightly higher than normal, a little off-color, and in the upper 50s as of Oct. 12. TCO recommended targeting banks with streamers and larger nymphs. Hatches included tricos (22-28), midges (22-26), blue-winged olives (18-22), tan caddis (14-16), and craneflies (16-18).

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Panfish and chain pickerel were reported, with boaters have the most success targeting the edge of weedbeds.

Poe Valley Lake (Centre County) — Anglers were catching recently-stocked trout on a variety of baits through mid-October.

Bald Eagle Creek (Centre County) — The lower section from Milesburg downstream was yielding trout in recent weeks on spinners and flies, while the upper reaches were producing bass on spinners.

West Branch Susquehanna River (Lycoming County) — Nice catches of smallmouth bass and an occasional muskie were reported in recent weeks. Some anglers are also reporting catches of muskies.

Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Bass, chain pickerel and yellow perch were hitting in recent weeks.

Penns Creek (Lycoming, Union counties) — Water was a little high and off-color and in the upper 50s to low 60s as of Oct. 12. Dry droppers with Stimulators or other stonefly pattern on top and small nymphs was effective during the day. Hatches included black midges (18-22), slate drakes (12-14) and tan caddisflies (14-16).