North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

Upper Pine Creek (Tioga County) — Numbers of trout were hitting small caddis patterns, rusty spinners, and blue dun patterns on the surface.  Small spoons, waxworms, and live minnows also were productive.

Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Very productive trout fishing was reported through early May, along with excellent panfish action. Trout were hitting spinners and spoons in gold, purple, chartreuse and silver, as well as waxworms, fathead minnows, and dough baits. Garlic-scented baits were effective. 

Hammond and Tioga lakes (Tioga County) — Big numbers of crappies were going shallow and hitting on live minnows, white and chartreuse twister tail grubs through early May. 

Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County) — Bass were hitting on chatterbaits, crankbaits, creature baits, and jigs.  Crappies also were biting near standing timber and other structure.

Marsh Creek (Chester County) — Trout were biting salmon eggs, waxworms and mealworms through early May. Fly-anglers were doing well on olive and dark green streamer patterns.  Various nymph patterns also were effective.

Allegheny Reservoir (McKean County) — A slow walleye bite was reported on the southern end in recent weeks.

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Crappies were reported near the causeway, Bald Eagle Launch and the Hunter Run cut area through early May, with live minnows and twister tails under bobbers the tickets.

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Yellow perch and chain pickerel were hitting on minnows, spinners, and rubber worms from shore. 

Black Moshannon Creek, Bald Eagle Creek, Cold Stream Dam (Centre County) — Trout were hitting paste baits, waxworms, redworms and minnows through early May.

Spring Creek (Centre County) — Trout were hitting Walt’s worms, zebra midges, caddis larvae patterns and caddis adult patterns, particularly in the early morning and late evening hours, through early May.

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Trout were hitting caddis larvae imitations, Walt’s worms and adult caddis flies, with early morning and late evening hours productive. 

Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Trout were being caught on double bead, yellow stonefly nymphs and black stonefly nymphs, as well as white rooster tails.

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