North Central Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 12th, 2016
Beechwood Lake (Tioga County) — Trout were reported on paste baits and live minnows under tip-ups as of January 20, with the areas near the boat launches productive. Panfish were hitting small jigs tipped with waxworms, mousies, or maggots.
Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Fish were reported in six to 12 feet as of Jan. 20. Yellow perch were hitting live minnows under tip-ups and waxworms on jigs, while bluegills were reported on waxworms or maggots on small jigs, particularly those in white, chartreuse, silver, or gold, and spoons. Glow jigs tipped with waxworms were working after dark. Pickerel were active and hitting live shiners and fathead minnows.
Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Anglers were catching a few panfish on waxworms toward the dam as of Jan. 20, but action was overall slow.
Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — Dozens of ice anglers were fishing as of Jan. 16, and reporting largemouth bass, chain pickerel and yellow perch on medium shiners under tip-ups in eight to 13 feet. One angler caught a largemouth about 16 inches.
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — The Hunter Run Cut portion was iced over by Jan. 16 and anglers were catching yellow perch and bluegills.
Spring Creek (Centre County) — Anglers were catching trout by targeting banks and slack water with streamers, nymphs, and egg patterns in late January the banks and slack water. Effective flies included peach or pink egg patterns, Walt’s Worms, black and brown Slumpbusters, and Bead-Head Pheasant Tails.
Penns Creek (Centre County) — Slightly high, off color conditions and temperatures around 40 degrees prevailed in late January, and anglers were catching fish on nymphs and streamers in the early to late afternoon hours. Getting flies close to the bottom was key. With streamers, fishing close to banks and other structure was productive. Productive patterns included Hares Ear nymphs (14-16); Bead-Head Prince Nymphs (8-12); and olive, brown, or black scuplin patterns (4-10).
Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Trout were taking peach or pink egg patterns and pin or red crawler patterns.