North (Central)

Unusual warm, dry weather leaves streams low – North Central Report

Penn’s Creek (Union County) Water was low, clear and in the 50s but fishing well March 31. Stonefly and caddisfly nymphs were working, although a few trout were surface-feeding on dry stoneflies and Blue-Winged Olives. Hendricksons began emerging March 31, about a month ahead of schedule. Small streamers (6 or smaller) cast along stream edges and current breaks was recommended….

Crappies moving in and out of the shallows with weather changes – North Central report

LAKE MILLE LACS Although the ice is gone, there hasn’t been much fishing to report. Start looking to the traditional bays such as Cove, Isle, and Wahkon to be the first spots to produce crappies along the shorelines. Many of the channels and boat harbors should start holding crappies as well. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE…

Warm, dry weather may cause low trout waters – Northcentral Report

Sayers Lake (Centre County) Ice-out made for good fishing although low water levels from the winter draw-down made boat launching tough in early March. Perch anglers were doing well on jigs and minnows. Live minnows also were taking crappies on the roadbed between the summer/winter launch and Bald Eagle launch. Spring Creek (Centre County) Fly-anglers were catching numbers of trout…

Anglers make a quick transition from ice to open-water fishing – North Central Report

LAKE MILLE LACS The creek mouths and shorelines are open and in some locations where people were walking last weekend, open water is now evident at the those access points. There’s a lot of ice on the main lake, but it is black and melting fast, especially after Monday night’s rain. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE…

Walleye season over; trout season is set to begin – North Central Report

Pine, Little Pine creeks (Lycoming County) Until heavy rainfall of March 2, which made water levels high, anglers were releasing recently-stocked trout on small streamers and Glo Bugs and other nymphs in the delayed-harvest waters. Fishing Creek (Clinton County) Below-average flows were reported Feb. 29, and water was clear in the mid-40s to 50s. Streamers and stonefly-pattern nymphs were productive….

Ice is gone again, anglers pondering trout season – Northcentral Regions Report

Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) — A little ice fishing was reported Feb. 16, and anglers were catching perch and pickerel, but conditions were questionable. Parker Dam Lake (Clearfield County) — The open water was yielding trout in recent weeks. Curwensville Dam (Clearfield County) — A few nice muskies were released in the backwaters downstream of the reservoir in mid-February….

Bluegill, crappie fishing picking up at both ends of state

Lake Michigan: According to fishing reporter Cory Yarmuth, ice fishermen have been catching a lot of small perch through the ice near the docks in harbors. Fishing small jigging spoons tipped with spikes as well as smaller jigs with plastics have been producing very well. The reports on the perch have shown a lot of small fish, but if you…