Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — Walleyes were reported around the mouth of Deer Creek, although many fish were sub-legal. Soft plastics and live bait were productive. Deer Creek (Allegheny County) —Numbers of trout were released on a variety of presentations, from live bait to artificials, in recent weeks.  Lake Wilma (Greene County) — Trout were reported on spinners and garlic-scented…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — As of May 21, TCO Fly Shop reported great color and heavy sulphur hatches in 50-degree water temperatures. Nymphing was consistent during daytime hours. The surface bite was typically in the evening. Besides sulphurs (14-16), blue-winged olives (18-22), tan caddis (14-16) and midges (20-24) were hatching. Susquehanna River — Koinonia Guide Service reported May…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 3rd, 2016

Susquehanna River (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Rainfall caused high, muddy conditions in mid-May and made for light angling pressure and few reports on smallmouth bass and walleyes. The confluences with creeks offered a little clearer water.   Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Striped bass and brown trout were hitting mid-May for anglers slow-trolling live bait in deep water.  Belmont Lake…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Brady’s Run Lake, South Branch of Brady’s Run (Beaver County) — Anglers were catching trout, with limits reported on green and chartreuse pastebaits or on spinners or minnows, drifted.  Beaver River, Ohio River — Releases of walleyes and catfish were reported. Muskies and northern pike were reported at the Townsend Dam in New Brighton.  Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) — Muskies…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Spring Creek (Centre County) — TCO Fly Shop reported sulphurs (14-16) were hatching as of May 5. Blue-winged olives were appearing mid-afternoon. Water was up from rainfall, and fish were feeding best in broken water. The trout bite was steady, with dry flies producing during the sulphur hatches, and nymphing and streamers effective in off-color conditions. Besides sulphurs and blue-winged…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Trout were reported on rainbow-colored pastebait and pinhead minnows.  Roaring Brook (Lackawanna County) — Spinners and pinhead minnows were catching trout in recent weeks. Loyalsock Creek (Sullivan, Lycoming counties) — Trout were reported on live baits, such as butter worms and waxworms. Hendricksons worked for one fly-angler. Delaware River (Monroe County) — Shad were running…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – April 22nd, 2016

Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — Releases of walleyes, saugers and saugeyes were reported near tributaries and the outfalls of locks and dams. Crappies and perch were hit or miss in recent fluctuating temperatures with shiner-pattern baits or live shiners productive.  Somerset Lake (Somerset County) — Carp and catfish were reported along with a few largemouth bass.  Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – April 22nd, 2016

Opening day of trout season April 2 brought less than optimal conditions on streams in Perry, Juniata, and York counties. Anglers turned to smaller baits, such as waxworms, maggots, and minnows, in low, clear conditions. Lake Marburg (York County) — Nice catches of muskies were reported in recent weeks. Long Arm Dam, Pinchot Lake (York County) — Releases of largemouth…