North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 20th, 2015
Beechwood Lake (Tioga County) — Numbers of trout were hitting in five to 15 foot depths through mid-March, with fathead minnows and waxworms the tickets. Trout sizes varied up to 22 inches. A few yellow perch were reported on waxworms.
Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County) — A 36-inch tiger muskie was caught in recent weeks.
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — A few nice-size panfish were reported in 10 to 28 feet in recent weeks, with the baits of choice waxworms, spikes or mousees. Trout were hitting jigs and waxworms.
Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Yellow perch were moving shallow in recent weeks in advance of the spawn, and hitting jigs and waxworms or tip-ups baited with minnows or medium shiners. Some nice chain pickerel and bass were reported on medium and large shiners. Crappies were hitting for a few anglers in the evening hours and into the night.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Yellow perch were hitting jigs tipped with waxworms through mid-March.
Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — A good morning bite was reported on chain pickerel, with medium shiners the ticket. Yellow perch were hitting in 4 to 5 feet on jigs tipped with waxworms or fathead minnows. Most perch ran 9 to 12 inches. Bass and crappies also were reported on fathead minnows and medium shiners.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — High, dirty flow was reported mid-March, the result of rain and snow melt. As conditions allowed, TCO Fly Shop advised nymphing Blue-Winged Olives (18-20), Pheasant Tails (14-18), Green Weenies (14-16) and other basic patterns. Midges (22-26) were hatching. Black Stoneflies and a very few Blue-Winged Olives also were coming off in the late afternoon in mid-March.