4/13/2022 In season stockings going on now. Flies hatching. Bass action picking up. Tioga County/ Pine Creek Fishing Report | Wellsboro Tackle Shack

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Trout fishing continues to be good throughout the county.  Hamilton Lake was restocked last week and anglers are catching trout on rooster tails, joe's flies, kast masters, wax worms, meal worms, red worms, and powerbait.  Corn Yellow, Garlic, and Salmon Peach have been the most popular powerbait colors.  Both fishing under a float and off the bottom are producing fish.  At the creek mouth, anglers have been catching trout on small wooly buggers too.  Charleston Creek from the Hamilton spillway downstream was all restocked and trout are being caught.

Pine is at nice levels and hatches of caddis and hendricksons kicked off this week.  A variety of spinners are also working.  With normal spring flows, larger or heavier spinners have been best.  Rapala countdowns in brown trout and rainbow trout, plus Yo Zuri pin minnows are also popular.  Redworms, wax worms, and live minnows have been the best live baits.  Pine will also be restocked by PFBC on 4/15

Stony Fork Creek, Crooked Creek, and Mill Creek have all been popular destinations in the county.  wax worms, salmon eggs, and various flies have been working.  Garlic pink, shrimp pink, and white shrimp eggs have been best.


Bass action is starting to heat up on the lakes. The bite is slow, but jerkbaits, squarebills, and similar shallow running crankbaits are all working.  Red and brown craw patterns have been the best for squarebills. 

Panfish are being caught at Hills Creek and Hammond.  Action has been steady with live minnows are producing some fish.  This bite will continue to improve as the water warms up.   Perch and crappies are also being caught in both Tioga and Cowanesque spillways.

Good luck fishing!