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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 6th, 2013

Spring Creek (Centre County) — Low, clear water was reported through Nov. 22. Wild trout were spawning. Nymphing was productive, as was dry-dropper fishing in the shallow riffles. Hatches included Blue-Winged Olives (18-20-22), midges (22-26), Tan Caddis (14-16), Craneflies (16-18).

Joseph Foster Sayers Reservoir (Clinton, Centre counties) — A good bass bite was reported, with fish up to 3 pounds reported on green jigs and brown pumpkin tubes.

Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — As of Nov. 22, water was very low, clear and in the 50s. There were concerns about spawning trout in such low flow. Hatches included black and cream midges (24), blue-winged olives (18-24), tan caddis (14-16), craneflies (16-18) and slate drakes (12-14).

Curwensville Dam (Clearfield County) — Yellow perch were reported on fathead minnows through mid-November.

Parker Dam, Janesville Dam (Clearfield County) — Nice numbers of trout were stocked in both reservoirs in recent weeks, but angling pressure remained low.

Cowanesque Reservoir, Hills Creek Reservoir (Tioga County) — Skim ice was beginning to form on both lakes Nov. 24. Although prolonged cold temperatures were forecast, strong winds threatened to slow ice formation.

Tioga River (Tioga County) — The tailrace of Tioga Lake was yielding walleyes and smallmouths on small suspended jerkbaits and live shiners through Nov. 24.

Pine Creek, Little Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Wintry weather and hunting shut down fishing on these two stocked trout streams in late November.

Hunting: The Tackle Shop reported decent numbers of bears in Tioga County were harvested, including a 500-plus pounder. McConnell’s Country Store reported very few bears were killed in Lycoming County this fall; however, reports on deer were good, with larger bucks and bigger antlers harvested. 

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