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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

George B. Stevenson Dam (Cameron County) — Crappies and bluegills were hitting waxworm-tipped jigs through mid-February.

Alvin R. Bush Dam (Clinton County) — Ice anglers were catching crappies and other panfish on wax worms and minnows.

Laurel Run Reservoir (Elk County) — Ice anglers were catching panfish on minnows and jigs tipped with maggots.

Ridgway Reservoir (Elk County) — Panfish were hitting jigs tipped with waxworms or maggots, or live minnows through mid-February.

Cloe Dam (Jefferson County) — Anglers were icing rainbow trout on jigging spoons through mid-February.

Kyle Lake (Jefferson County) — Northern pike, including a 31-incher, were hitting live shiners and fathead minnows through mid-February. Waxworm-tipped jigs were taking bluegills.

Walker Lake (Snyder County) — Crappies and bluegills were hitting jigs tipped with waxworms or maggots in recent weeks. The occasional pike also was reported.

Beechwood Lake (Tioga County) — Ice anglers in early February were catching trout on minnows and waxworms. Perch were hitting waxworms, and a few bass and chain pickerel were reported on shiners.

Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County) — Muskies and bass were being iced on shiners and suckers near the campground in early February. Yellow perch and bluegills were hitting jigs tipped with waxworms near the West end of the lake.

Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Yellow perch, including a few 13-inchers, and some nice bluegills were hitting in early February on jigs tipped with waxworms or maggots. Tip-ups with shiners were taking pickerel, including a 24-incher, and a few bass up to 4 pounds in the shallows.

Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Yellow perch, crappies, and bluegills were hitting wax worms in early February, and trout were hitting waxworm-tipped jigs and tip-ups in various depths in early February.

Hammond Lake (Tioga County) — Some crappies and bluegills were reported on fathead minnows or waxworms through mid-February. 

Allegheny Reservoir (McKean County) — Ice anglers were catching walleyes, yellow perch and northern pike near Kinzua Point, the Kinzua arm, and the north and west shorelines in early February.

Marilla Reservoir (McKean County) — Ice anglers were catching trout from the December stocking in early February.

West Branch, Susquehanna River (Lycoming County) — Anglers were icing catching crappies near DuBoistown in early February.

Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Bluegills, yellow perch and walleyes were being iced on jigs tipped with waxworms or maggots or live minnows in early February.

Thomas Dam (Lycoming County) — Anglers were icing bluegills on maggots and waxworms in early February.

State Game Land 252 Ponds (Lycoming County) — Largemouth bass and bluegills were being iced in early February, with waxworms and maggots the tickets for bluegills, and waxworms and live minnows working for the bass.

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Pickerel, yellow perch and crappies were being iced in early February, but the bass bite was slow.

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — In early February, ice anglers were catching yellow perch and crappies on jigs tipped with wax worms or maggots near the beach area, while the Hunter Run Cut area was yielding crappies, yellow perch, and bluegills on jigs tipped with maggots or waxworms, and tip-ups with shiners or fathead minnows. Bluegills were hitting in nice numbers at Lower Greens Run, with silver 1⁄8-inch jigs tipped with maggots or waxworms productive.

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