Pine Creek (Lycoming County) ’Äî’ÄÇWater conditions were the
best in a long time Memorial Day weekend. Water temperatures were
48 degrees, and there was plenty of water in the stream.
Spring-like conditions prevailed. Great catch rates drew big crowds
to the streams, and they were mostly nymph and streamer fishing.
Hatches have been somewhat delayed but have included March browns,
abundant gray foxes, sulphurs, a few blue-winged olives early in
the day, as well as blue duns and big gold stoneflies. Green drakes
were expected in early June. Nymph and streamer fishing has been
the most productive, with anglers targeting fish on the bottom,
given chilly water temperatures. Anglers have occasionally gotten
into rising trout from 2 to 6 p.m. For more, call McConnell’Äôs
Country Store at (570) 753-8241.
Little Pine Creek (Lycoming County) ’Äî Water was 47 degrees
Memorial Day weekend and hatches were the same as on Pine Creek.
McConnell’Äôs Country Store supplemented the state trout stockings
in the delayed-harvest section with trophy-sized browns averaging
18 inches, along with some 8- to 11-pounders. Unseasonably cool
conditions could bode well for fishing into June and perhaps
Little Pine Lake (Lycoming County) ’Äî Bait anglers have been
doing well in recent weeks on this trout-stocked impoundment.
Slate Run/Cedar Run (Tioga, Lycoming counties) ’Äî Spring-like
flow with water in the 40-degree range and very little surface
activity continued Memorial Day weekend. Anglers present during the
spinner fall were catching trout on the surface, although nymphing
and streamer fishing dominated.
Curwensville Reservoir (Clearfield County) ’Äî All species were
biting Memorial Day weekend, including walleyes, muskies,
smallmouth bass, and panfish.