4/11/18 Trout Season Opener this Saturday! Perch, bass biting. Tioga County Fishing Report | Wellsboro Tackle Shack

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4/11/18 Trout Season opens this Saturday!  Anglers have been enjoying pre-season action on Hamilton Lake and in the Pine Creek Keystone Select section.  Various presentations have been effective.  Black Roostertails, Yellow/Red, brown, and black Joe's Flies, silver and silver/blue Kastmasters, and various other lures have been working.  Nymphing with stone patterns, copper johns, worm patterns, and more have been effective.  Wooly buggers, marabou muddlers, and sculpin patterns have also been popular.

Anglers fishing for perch at Hills Creek State Park are starting to pick up a few.  Water temps are still low, but with warm weather moving into the area this weekend, we can expect this bite to improve.  fathead minnows and nightcrawlers have been the most popular.  This bite should also improve on the Corps Lakes soon as well.

Bass fishing has been slow, but some are being caught.  Jerkbaits, crankbaits, and various jigs and plastics have been working.  Topwater action should turn on soon as water temperatures warm.  

A few guys have been musky fishing with limited success.  Slow moving swimbaits and smaller profiled crankbaits have moved a few fish.

Spring is a period of constant change in the fishing world.  Over the course of the next month, we will experience some of the best fishing of the year.  Be sure to check back often.  More updates every week as the bite improves.

Good luck fishing!