North Central Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 20th, 2015
Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported a good smallmouth bass bite Nov. 7, with fish weighing 2 to 4 pounds and hitting on jerkbaits in 10 to 15 feet. Water was in the 50s.
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Trout were biting on PowerBait, and small spinners or spoons in recent weeks. Perch and crappies were active on jigs.
Tioga Lake (Tioga County) — Panfish were reported on jigs and fathead minnows or crawlers in recent weeks.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — TCO Fly Shop reported Nov. 7 that trout were hitting nymphs during the day, as well as streamers fished along the banks and in slack water. Hatches included the occasional tan caddis (14-16), midges (22-26), and some blue-winged olives (18-22). Fish occasionally were rising.
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Water was a little low in early November, but anglers were catching trout on streamers and various nymph patterns. Caddis larvae were productive, as were small olive streamers.
Susquehanna River (Northumber-land County) –— The inflatable dam near Sunbury that creates Lake Augusta has been deflated for winter.