Warm days have helped the bite turn on these past few days. Anglers across the county are catching a variety of panfish, bass, and plenty of trout. Trout Season opens this Saturday and Tackle Shack will be open extended hours all weekend. We are fully loaded with all your favorite live baits and tons of tackle, flies, rods, and more
Thursday, April 11- 8AM-7PM
Friday, April 12- 6AM-8PM
Saturday, April 13- 5AM-7PM
Sunday, April 14- 6AM-6PM
Hamilton Lake- Fishing has been very good here with lots of trout hanging around the boat launch area and into the feeder creek. Farther down the lake, anglers are catching them too. Fly fishermen have done well with mop flies, stone fly patterns, and various streamers. Olive or black wooly buggers have been particularly effective. Fish nymphs with a slow strip to entice bites. Anglers are also catching trout on white roostertails, silver kastmasters, silver little cleos, and gold panther martins. Pickerel and crappies are biting well too. We are still weeks away from the crappie spawn, but warmer weather has had them fired up and eating! Afternoons and evneings have been best for the panfish.
Hills Creek Lake- Lots of boats were out this past weekend catching bass, perch, and crappies. Live minnows have been the ticket for both the perch and the crappie. The perch are spawning now and anglers are catching a mix of spawners and post spawn fish. Bass are being caught on shiners, crankbaits, and jerkbaits.
Hammond Lake- The docks are in at Hammond and anglers caught some bass all weekend. Jerkbaits were the most popular. Silver and shad colors worked best.
Tioga Spillway is fishing very well still. Perch and crappies were being caught on live minnows. Medium shiners are working for smallmouth and walleye. twister tails, and small swimbaits are also producing fish.
Good luck out there this week! Stop in and see us for all your gear and live bait