Low water and high temps continues to be the story here in Tioga County. However, the bass bite has remained steady on most of the lakes. Anglers did well on Hills Creek Lake using topwater frogs, buzzbaits, senkos, Maxscent generals, and similar baits. Target weed mats and lily pads with a frog, or pitch plastics into the opening and along weed lines. Many times, the bass will tuck up really close to shore in those weed mats, hiding in the shade from overhanging trees.
Hammond and Tioga are both fishing well too. The majorite of the bass being caught are either up shallow around spotty weed patches, or offshore on manmade structure. Flipping jigs and plastics in shore will get bites. Green pumpkin, june bug, pumpkinseed, blue craw, and similar shades are all working. White, White/Chartreuse, and shad colored spinnerbaits and buzzbaits have been popular too. Offshore, try ned rigs, neko rigged senkos or generals, and a variety of crankbaits.
Catfish are being at both Hammond and Tioga too. The connecting channel has been a hot spot. Cut baits have been best. Stop in for a big frozen shad. These have been a very good bait lately. Some are also being caught below the dam in the spillway.
Nessmuk and Beechwood Lakes are also both fishing well. Bluegill action has been very good. Nightcrawlers, meal worms, and butterworms are all working. This is a great place to take the kids for the day and catch a bunch of fish. Crappies, bass, and perch are also being caught. Live shiners, topwaters, and a variety of plastics are working for bass