Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 24, 2020

Fishing Creek Brown Trout

Northwest Region

Mandatory Life Jacket Requirement

Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear began on November 1, 2020 and runs through April 30, 2021 for anyone on boats less than 16 feet and in all canoes and kayaks. Learn more here…
 

Clarion County

Kahle Lake

Anglers are catching some Bluegill and Yellow Perch.

Lower Clarion River

Anglers are catching some nice Muskellunge and Walleye near the confluence with the Allegheny River.

Allegheny River

Anglers are catching a few Walleye between Emlenton and Parker.

Erie County

Area Steelhead Tributaries

Anglers are catching Steelhead throughout all the Steelhead Tributaries using a variety of flies, single eggs, and minnows.

Northeastern Region

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness.  Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember – SAFETY FIRST:  https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Fishing/Pages/IceWinterFishing.aspx

Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne Counties

Fishing has been slow lately due to hunting season and the recent cold weather. However, it should pick back up once we get some good ice. Anglers are reminded to check ice thickness before heading onto the ice and stay aware of changing weather conditions.

Northcentral Region

Ice fishing is just around the corner.  Check out PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Ice/Winter Fishing Page for Ice Safety tips, Ice Fishing tips and more!

REMINDER – Once there is ice on the lakes, be sure to check the thickness and safety before venturing out on the ice.  Ice should be clear to be safe, once it thaws, aerates and refreezes it loses its integrity.

Centre County

Spring Creek

The water temperature is currently in the mid-40s. Water conditions are good for fishing. With rain scheduled in the forecast this week the flows are likely to increase. Deeper pockets and the tail outs of riffles are holding fish consistently. Nymphing near the bottom is currently producing a lot of hook-ups for anglers. Anglers are having success using pheasant tails, hot spot sow bugs and walt’s worms. Egg imitations are also worth trying right now as well. Streamers are also a great option. Sculpin imitations have been working particularly well in darker pockets.

Lycoming County

Rose Valley Lake

With the recent cold weather and massive amounts of snow, ice fishing on Rose Valley is upon us. Just a couple reminders before you go out on the ice: never fish on ice that is less than 4 inches thick, be sure to bring ice awls with you, always dress appropriately for the weather, and when possible do not go out alone on the ice. For any questions about ice fishing safety or general tips about ice fishing please visit: (https://https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Fishing/Pages/IceWinterFishing.aspx) Stay safe and stay warm!

Southeastern Region

Northern Lancaster County

Anglers are catching Walleye in the Susquehanna River at the out flow of York Haven Power Plant. Live bait, such as creek chubs, seem to be the most attractive bait. As a reminder for ice anglers, don’t forget to check the weather and the thickness of the ice before going out to fish.

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