North central Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 18th, 2015
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Yellow perch were reported on nightcrawlers and live minnows in recent weeks. Trout were reported on rainbow-colored paste bait.
Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Numbers of perch were reported on nightcrawlers and live minnows through early December.
Allegheny River (McKean County) — Walleyes were hitting on a variety of baits, with one angler reporting a 29-inch walleye.
Penns Creek (Centre County) — The best bite through early December was on nymphs fished in mid-afternoon Productive patterns included Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Caddis larvae, and beadhead Prince Nymphs. Some anglers were doing well on streamers, such as sculpins, targeted to riffles that flow into deeper runs, banks, and deeper slack-water spots.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Trout were reported on various nymphs, such as Pheasant Tail, Caddis larvae, Zebra Midge, and Walt’s Worm, through early December. Olive and black streamers were productive for some anglers. Locals like the Slumpbuster.
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Light-weight nymphs were the ticket through early December, when water levels were low.