North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 31st, 2015
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Trout were still hitting around the dock, with mealworms effective, through mid-July.
Hammond, Tioga lakes (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported crappies were hitting on live minnows through mid-July, when water was murky but clearing. Fish sizes were better than numbers.
Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported some nice bass were biting for anglers who could locate them. Jigs and a variety of plastics were productive, particularly in black and blue, June bug, green pumpkin, and motor oil. Bright-color tips and tails, such as pink and chartreuse-tailed plastic worms, also were productive.
Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Trout were hitting on various flies, including Slate Drake, Yellow Stonefly, Rusty Spinner, and Tan Caddis patterns. A few early morning anglers were catching trout on streamers through early July.
Joseph Foster Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Panfish were hitting on minnows around the causeway and lower greens access area. Some bass also were reported on nightcrawlers, spinners, and plastic worms. Catfish were hitting on crawlers and chicken livers during the evening hours.
Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) — Bass, chain pickerel, and panfish were hitting around the lake, especially on weedless rigs fished around weedbeds.
Spring Creek, Bald Eagle Creek, Six Mile Run (Centre County) — Rainfall through early July helped raise and cool water, resulting in some nice catches for anglers fishing flies or live bait.
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — High, slightly off-color water was reported through early July, and trout were hitting various nymphs, such as Bead-head Prince Nymphs and Caddis Larvae. Streamers fished well in the early morning hours.