North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 5th, 2015

Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Trout were hitting charcoal caddis (18). The March Brown mayfly hatch had slowed by May 20 but sulphur mayflies were picking up. Some trout were taking nymphs. 

George B. Stevenson, Alvin R. Bush dams (Clinton, Cameron counties) — Crappies were biting in the shallows through May 20. 

Hamilton, Beechwood, Hills Creeks lakes (Tioga County) — Nice numbers of bluegills and crappies were reported through May 20, with mealworms, waxworms, and pieces of nightcrawlers effective for shore anglers. Crappies were hitting best on minnows. Trout were hitting on live minnows, gold and silver spinners, and yellow, chartreuse and rainbow dough baits on Beechwood and Hamilton. 

Cowanesque, Hammond, Tioga lakes (Tioga County) — A good largemouth bass bite was reported, with a couple of fish over 5 pounds released, on chatterbaits, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. Crappies up to 12 inches also were hitting, along with yellow perch. Tioga was yielding chain pickerel. 

Tioga River (Tioga County) — A large hybrid striper was released in recent weeks.

Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Yellow perch and panfish were reported on live minnows and crawlers. 

Spring Creek (Centre County) — TCO Fly Shop reported this limestone stream was in pretty good shape through May 21. Water was clear and in the 50s. Sulphurs (14-16) were hatching in the evenings, and fish were rising inconsistently. Numbers of caddis (14-16) and craneflies were hatching. Nymphing was the best bet during the day. 

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Crappies were reported through mid-May on minnows and twister tails under bobbers. Yellow perch were hitting on minnows, crawlers and pastebaits.

Tussey Mountain Pond (Centre County) — Panfish were hitting redworms, butterworms, and some paste baits. Bass were reported on live minnows.

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