North Central Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 1st, 2016
Marilla Reservoir (McKean County) — A recent trout stocking provided plenty of angling action on paste baits and crawlers.
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Anglers were catching trout on egg patterns, bead-head GreenWeenies, and Pheasant Tails, as well as black and olive streamers in prime water levels as of Dec. 17. Late morning and mid-afternoon hours were productive.
Pine Creek (Tioga County) — As of Dec. 16, anglers were catching trout and smallmouth bass on small crankbaits and nightcrawlers.
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) —Numbers of trout and panfish were reported, with rainbow and chartreuse dough baits productive on trout, and crawlers and mealworms taking panfish.
Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Numbers of yellow perch were reported as of Dec. 17. Anglers were successfully fishing waxworms off the bottom in 10 to 14 feet.
Lake Tioga (Tioga County) — Walleyes, including an 11 pounder, were reported from the spillway in recent weeks.
Penns Creek (Mifflin, Centre counties) — Stonefly and caddis larvae patterns were catching trout through mid-December. Anglers had success on olive streamers, size 6 Tungsten bead golden Stoneflies, bead-head Green Weenies, and Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail, and Beadhead Prince nymphs. Late morning and midafternoon hours were the more productive.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Numbers of yellow perch were reported on crawlers fished on the bottom of the flats near deeper areas. Crappies were hitting on jigs near where felled trees were placed to create habitat. Minnows also were productive both on crappies and perch.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Pheasant tail nymphs, olive Bird of Prey caddis, brown Zebra Midges, and Walt’s Worms were catching trout on this limestone stream in recent weeks. Streamers also brought success. Spin tackle anglers did well on black, yellow-bellied crankbaits. Late morning to afternoon was the most productive time to fish.