4/30/18 Warm weather moving in! Trout fishing good. Crappies starting! Tioga and Potter County Fishing Report | Wellsboro Tackle Shack

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4/30/18

Finally a break from winter weather!  Warmer temps are moving through these next few days and fishing should be great all week.  Pine is still on the high side of normal, but anglers are catching trout on butterworms, wax worms, and salmon eggs.  Fly hatches are improving.  Sporadic hendricksons were seen Friday and Saturday, and they are seeing some again today.  A few varieties of caddis were hatching as well.  Expect to see lots of rising fish these next few days! 

Crappies were caught over the weekend at Hammond in limited numbers.  With better temps this week, it will only get better.  Look for staging areas off shore this week, and soon we will see them move into the banks to spawn.  Water temps are in the low to mid 50's across the county.

Walleye season reopens this week on May 5th!  Expect heavy pressure at the Tioga spillway, but they have been biting well there these past few weeks.  Stickbaits, live shiners, and various swimbaits and grubs have worked well.

Good luck out there!  Check back later this week for more updates.  We plan to post reports again on Thursday.