Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Northcentral Region

Curwensville Lake (Clearfield County) – Light angling pressure
was reported, with anglers catching nice crappies and perch and
walleyes (until the season ended). The Curwensville Lake Alan Bloom
Memorial Fourth Annual Crappie Tournament is slated for May 24. For
more information, visit

Slate Run, Cedar Run (Tioga County) – Both of these small
mountain streams were in great shape heading into April. As special
regulation waters, they are open year-round. Anglers have been
doing well on Hare’s Ear nymphs and emergers, Picket Pins, and
Pheasant Tail nymphs plus streamers and Woolly Buggers. For more,
call McConnell’s Country Store at (570) 753-8241.

Little Pine Lake (Lycoming County) – Good trout fishing was
reported in recent weeks, although the lake was closed to fishing
April 1 (until opening day April 12).

Little Pine Creek (Lycoming County) – The delayed-harvest
section above Little Pine Lake was fishing well in late March.

Pine Creek (Lycoming County) – The two delayed-harvest sections
(at Slate Run and at the upper end of the canyon) have been fishing
well. Anglers were seeing little black stoneflies and, on milder
days, some Blue Quills. McConnell’s Country Store was looking for
opening day of trout season to produce blue quills and Quill
Gordons in air temperatures predicted to be somewhere in the
50-degree range.

Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) – This 137-acre lake in Hills
Creek State Park kept its ice until late March and was yielding
nice panfish. As a warm water fishery, it yields pickerel,
largemouth bass, perch and panfish. As a bass tournament water, it
has been known to produce largemouths up to 8 pounds.

Nessmuk Lake (Tioga County) – Melting ice in late March allowed
anglers to target the shoreline of this 60-acre lake for largemouth
bass, perch, pumpkinseeds and bluegills.

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) – Blue-winged olives were
hatching in late March. Some good midge activity was reported.

Penn’s Creek (Centre County) – The Blue-winged olive hatch was a
little behind as of late March, but the water was fishing well.
Larger nymphs and streamer action was picking up in warming water.
Look for afternoon midge activity.

Spring Creek (Centre County) – Depending on rainfall, this
limestoner fished very well during much of late March and was
getting a fair amount of angling pressure. Blue-winged olives were
hatching on March 27. Look for afternoon midge activity.

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