North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 18th, 2014

West Branch Susquehanna River (Lycoming County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting on various baits in early July.

Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Bass, chain pickerel, and bullheads were reported on this 389-acre reservoir in early July.

Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported bass up to 5 and 6 pounds through the July Fourth holiday weekend, with anglers having success on jigs, drop-shotted plastics, and various crankbaits. Conditions were good, although the west end of the reservoir was still a little murky.

Hammond, Tioga reservoirs (Tioga County) — Anglers reported success cranking for bass through the July Fourth weekend.

Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — This 137-acre state park lake was fishing well for bass through the July Fourth weekend. With weeds coming up, topwater baits, particularly weedless frogs, were the first choice of many anglers.

Cloe Dam (Jefferson County) — Rainbow and brown trout were hitting for anglers jigging redworms and pieces of crawler near the bottom in early July, with the deeper parts of the lake the best bet for many. Legal-size bass were reported on wacky-rigged soft plastic worms.

Sandy Lick, Redbank creeks (Jefferson County) — As conditions allowed at least until early July, trout were still hitting on redworms and crawlers with enough weight to stay near bottom.

Spring Creek (Centre County) — As of July 3, TCO Fly Shop reported that water was in the 50s with good flow and a little color. Cahills and Caddis provide dry-fly action, but most trout were caught nymphing in the morning and in the afternoon until evening hours. Terrestrials were anticipated, with ants and beetles and the Green Weenie expected to take fish, Hatches included light Cahills (12-14), tan caddis (14-16), midges (22-26), and little blue-winged olives (18-20).

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