Fishing across the county has been improving with water temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 50's. Anglers have had good success with trout in most of the stocked waterways. Hamilton Lake and Crooked Creek were both restocked this week. Sections of Pine Creek were also restocked. In the lakes, powerbait has been a popular choice with Corn Yellow, Chartreuse, and Rainbow producing most of the bites. Brown trout, silver, and firetiger colored spinners have been working well too at Hamilton and Beechwood.
In the creeks, wax worms, salmon eggs, and redworms continue to be hot baits. Pink shrimp, natural, and pink garlic salmon eggs have been best. Super Duper spoons, C.P. Swings, Roostertails, Kastmasters, and mroe are also all catching fish. Gold, silver, white, black, brown, and yellow have been popular colors. Yo Zuri Pin minnows in Silver/black and brook trout are working well too.
Fly hatches have been sporadic with little black stoneflies, some Quill Gordons, caddis, and midges coming off. Most of the fly action has been subsurface with nymphs and streamers.
On the lakes, bass fishing is heating up with the warmer water temps. The jerkbait bite has been good on all of the lakes. Anglers are also catching some on Squarebill cranks, jigs, and a variety of plastics.
Crappies are being caught too. Good reports came off Cowanesque earlier in the week and some are being caught at Hammond and Hills Creek too. As temps climb into the 60's, this bite will improve quickly. Most of the fish being caught now are off shore, or holding on fallen trees/timber. Check back for updates later next week.
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