North central Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 15th, 2016
Tioga River (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported Jan. 1 that walleyes, including a 10-pounder, were hitting jigs and minnows during a late-December warm spell. Falling night-time temperatures were raising hopes for ice-fishing by mid-January.
Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Perch were reported on jigs and minnows or crawlers. Fish were deep and running average in size.
Beechwood, Hamilton lakes (Tioga County) —Trout stocked in early December were reported through Jan. 1. Panfish also were hitting.
Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Trout were hitting streamers and heavily-weighted nymphs through late December when water levels were high and expected to rise even more with rainfall predicted. Water temperatures just before Christmas were around 38 degrees. For real-time water level and temperature data, visit on.doi.gov/1ZaakXa.
Cloe Dam (Jefferson County) — Anglers were catching numbers of recently stocked trout on spinnerbaits and spoons.
Fishing Creek (Jefferson County) — Trout were hitting olive or black streamers in high and rising water just before Christmas. Streamers and heavily-weighted nymphs were the tickets.
West Branch Susquehanna River (Clinton County) — Walleyes were hitting at the dam near Williamsport in recent weeks.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Conditions were high and a bit off-color but beginning to drop before New Year’s. Olive or black streamers were productive on trout in slack water just off the banks during midmorning hours in recent weeks. Nymphs also were working during the day, with Pheasant Tails (14-18), olive Bird of Prey Caddis (14-16), Walt’s Worm (14-16), and olive Scuds (14-16) productive. Streams conditions on this limestoner at Houserville can be monitored in real time at on.doi.gov/1Rb6g4k.
Penns Creek (Centre County) —Trout were hitting olive streamers and heavily weighted nymphs in recent weeks.