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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported Aug. 28 that numbers of bass up to 6 pounds were hitting on creature baits, crankbaits and drop-shot rigs.

Lake Hamilton (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported that nice numbers of panfish were hitting on waxworms, mealworms and live minnows through Aug. 28.

Colyer Lake (Centre County) — The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission was slated to begin a final drawdown on Sept. 2, to prepare for reconstruction of the dam and spillway. The drawdown will occur at a rate of about one foot a day, and is expected to take several weeks. A fish salvage and relocation will be performed at the end of the process.

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Channel catfish were reported around Upper Greens Run in the evening hours, with chicken livers on the bottom productive. The causeway was yielding crappies and sunfish on minnows mostly in the mornings and evenings. Bass were hitting north of the causeway on jigs and rubber worms, with black and blue the colors of choice.

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Bass and chain pickerel were reported at access areas, with rubber worms and spinners the tickets.

Spring Creek (Centre County) — Trout were hitting live baits and spinners in the lower reaches, and small dry flies and nymphs in Fisherman’s Paradise.

Kettle Creek (Potter County) — The upper reaches were yielding brown trout in recent weeks, after rainfall, with minnows productive. Sizes varied from sub-legal to 22 inches.

Kyle Lake (Jefferson County) — Bass were hitting weightless crawlers and tubes, although weeds near the surface were a challenge.

Curwensville Dam (Clearfield County) — Nice-size yellow perch were reported near launch areas, and channel catfish up to 10 pounds were hitting elsewhere on the lake. 

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Brown trout were hitting nymphs, wet flies and minnows in the lower reaches. Wet flies and nymphs also were productive in the upper reaches, with trout up to 14 inches reported in the evening hours.

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