May is off to a rainy start again this year, but trout fishing continues to be great across the county. Many of the streams have been restocked in the past week or so and anglers are doing well on most of them. Asaph Run, Mill Creek, Stony Fork, Cowanesque River, and Pine Creek have all been popular destinations. Smaller waters have fished a little better and are running clear. Pink Shrimp salmon eggs, white salmon eggs, butterworms, mealworms, salted minnows, and live minnows have all been working well. On Beechwood and Hamilton, anglers are doing best on live minnows and various forms of power bait. Chartruese, yellow, and orange all seem to be working. The power eggs and Gulp eggs are also working well. Blue Fox vibrax spinners, rooster tails, Kastmasters, and trout magnet lures are all working too. Natural colors and some greens have been most popular lately.
The crappie bite has been slow still. Hammond and Tioga are still dirty and water temps are in the low 50's. Warmer rains moving into the area should bump those temperatures up again. Crappies are being caught in better numbers on Hills Creek. Beechwood too has been slow. Live minnows have been best.
Bass are being caught on most of the lakes. Jerkbaits, jigs, and various plastics have been popular. Most are being caught in shallower water (<10ft). Smallies are biting well in the Tioga and Cowanesque rivers too. Twister tails in white, chartruese, and yellow are all working. Live minnows or shiners are catching fish too.
Walleye season opens tomorrow! Good luck everyone!