Sunday, January 29th, 2023
Sunday, January 29th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Northcentral Region

East Branch Lake (Elk County) – The boat launch closed Aug. 19
to all but hand-carried watercraft. For more, call (814)

Chappel Fork Creek (McKean County) – Vandals are believed to be
responsible for the recent oil spill still under investigation.

Beechwood Lake (Tioga County) – Night anglers are catching
bullhead catfish on crawlers and red worms on this 67-acre

Hammond Lake (Tioga County) – Shore anglers have been doing well
on crappies on green and yellow jigheads. The lake was drawndown
for repairs in recent weeks, but is expected to be back to normal
levels by Thanksgiving.

Spring Creek (Centre County) – This limestoner typically fishes
well when other streams are so warm that even careful handling of
trout can harm the resource. A consistent morning Trico hatch, and
intermittent tan, olive and dun-color Caddis (16-18) were reported.
Ants and beetles were a good bet, along with small Blue-Winged
Olives (22-24) in recent days. Nymphing with Green Weenies, scuds,
cressbugs, Pheasant Tails and Hare’s Ears also was recommended. For
more, visit

Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County) – Terrestrials were the best
bet in late August, with ants, beetles and hoppers fishing well.
Some Slate Drakes and summer Blue Quills also were hatching, with
fish rising for the Blue Quills in shaded spots. Rain was expected
to boost water levels in late August. Anglers were advised to
target rising trout or blind cast Slate Drakes and Stimulators and
attractors. Tandem rigs such as Green Weenies dropped off a
stimulator were recommended. For more, visit

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