5/3/18 Lots of flies hatching. Perch biting. Some crappies. Pine Creek & Tioga County Fishing Report | Wellsboro Tackle Shack

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Pine Creek is in great shape right now and the hatches were very good today.  Heavy caddis hatches came off, as well as continued Hendricksons.  Anglers early in the day did well with light hendrickson patterns.  Late in the day, a rusty spinner did the job.  Tan caddis in size 14 also worked.  A few anglers noted seeing sporadic March Browns and BWO's as well.

Spin fishermen did well with a variety of baits and lures.  Butterworms, waxworms, and live minnows were the most popular live baits.  Salmon eggs, either pink shrimp, garlic, or natural, worked best.  

Perch were biting on the smaller lakes.  Anglers caught them on Hamilton and Hills Creek using nightcrawlers, fatheads, and butterworms.  Some of these fish have not yet spawned out.  Some crappies are being caught, but it is still slow.  Action from shore was minimal.

Bass are moving in shallow and anglers are picking them up on Cowanesque, Hills Creek, and many of the local farm ponds. Squarebill crankbaits, jerkbaits, and various plastics are working.  Green pumpkin colors have been best.

Walleye opens up again this weekend!!  Get out and enjoy some fishing.  We're just getting into the peak of the spring bite!

Good luck fishing