Hill’s Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Panfish anglers were catching fish through the ice as of Jan. 3.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Water was a little below average but had good color and was in the 50s Jan. 2. TCO Fly Shop said some dry fly-fishing was possible in the afternoons, but nymphing with Blue-Winged Olives and small caddis patterns was the best bet. Hatches included midges (22-26) and blue-winged olives (18-20).
Pine Creek, Little Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Fishing was very slow on both waterways in early January, with baetis patterns such as little blue-winged olives (18-20) hatching on mild days. Wooly Buggers, Muddler Minnows, streamers, eggs patterns, and little black and brown Stonefly patterns (16-18) also were productive.
Penn’s Creek (Snyder, Mifflin counties) — Flow was above average with some color Jan. 2, and TCO Fly Shop reported decent fishing. Larger nymphs, such as stoneflies, were recommended, along with Pheasant Tails and other generic patterns. Hatches included blue-winged olives (20-22) and midges (20-24).