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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

East Branch Clarion River (Elk County) — The delayed-harvest stretch was fishing well, with trout taking terrestrials such as beetles and flying ants.

Curwensville Reservoir (Clearfield County) — Yellow perch, bluegills and pumpkinseeds also were hitting on butter worms and pieces of red worms. Channel cats were hitting crawlers and chicken livers in the evening hours.

Spring Creek (Centre County) — Anglers were doing well on bait, spinning tackle and flies. Crawlers and minnows were fishing well in the lower reaches, while small olive streamers were productive upstream.

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Crappies were hitting on minnows near the fishing pier at Lower Greens Run, and near the causeway in mid-September. Bluegills also were hitting on minnows near the causeway. Smallmouth bass were hitting jigs and black and blue rubber worms mornings and evenings. The late evening was productive for channel catfish on chicken livers and dough balls off the bottom. 

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Chain pickerel and bass were hitting plastic worms, crawlers, minnows and spinners near the access areas, in the evening hours.

Penns Creek (Snyder, Union, Centre counties) — Brown trout were hitting nymphs, such as Bead-head Pheasant Tails and Prince nymphs, during the early to late morning hours. Streamers were productive in the mornings and late evening hours.

West Branch Susquehanna River (Union County) — Smallmouth bass in mixed sizes up to 12 inches, and some fall fish were reported on tubes and crankbaits off the banks near Winfield.

First Fork Sinnemahoning Creek (Potter County) — Wild brown and brook trout and a few stocked rainbows were reported between Costello and Proudy State Park. In mid-September, blue-winged olives and mayflies were hatching during the day, with the heaviest Isonychia hatch just after noon. CDC Blue-Winged Olives (22) and Royal Wulff (10-12) dry flies were productive.  

Kettle Creek (Potter County) — Rainfall kept the upper reaches productive for trout anglers through early September, with terrestrial patterns the ticket. 

Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County) — Bass were hitting jigs and minnows off weeds clumps, rock piles and deep timber through mid-September. 

Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Smallmouth bass, bluegills, yellow perch were hitting live minnows. Crappies were reported from deeper water on small twister tails and chartreuse or white tube jigs. Trout were biting crawlers on the bottom.

Pine Creek (Tioga County) — The evening bite on brown trout was productive on small brown Caddis, Sulphurs, and flying ant patterns. Early morning fishermen were doing well on spinners off the banks. A few Slate Drakes were still hatching in early September. Bass were hitting poppers in the late evening hours.

Allegheny Reservoir (Tioga County) — Numbers of bluegills, yellow perch and bass were reported on minnows under slip bobbers through early September.

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