5/11/16 Shaping up to be a nice week of fishing. Pine Creek trout tournament this weekend- May 14-15 | Wellsboro Tackle Shack

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5/11 So far, it seems like a more stable weather pattern has moved into the area.  The bite hasn't changed much yet, but water temperatures are rising and these next few days should be great fishing on the lakes.  Water temps on Hammond and Tioga neared 58 degrees yesterday and with temps going up to the mid 70's today, water temps should continue to rise.  Crappies are being caught  most everywhere, but its a continued, slow steady bite.  Anglers noted fish spawning at Hills Creek and Hamilton in shallower water.  On the Corps lakes, most of the fish are still holding deeper in 8-14 feet, though many are being caught in shallower too.  Anglers fishing from shore have struggled all week to find good numbers at the campground boat lauch, however, they have cuaght a handful of crappies, some perch, and a number of bass.  Live minnows continue to be the most popular.

This weekend is the annual Upper Pine Creek Trout tournmanet sponsored by the PA Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club.  We do have registration forms here too.  We have plenty of live bait in stock.  Stop in and see us, before hitting the water!

Beechwood was starting to fish better yesterday for trout.  Anglers did well with powerbait and waxworms.  Hamilton is being restocked again this Friday, the 13th.

Anglers are doing well on Pine using a variety of flies, lures, and live baits.  See the current fly hatch thread for more on the fly fishing.  Waxworms and butterworms have been the most popular live baits, though many were caught on baby crawlers and redworms too.  Rooster tail spinners and Mepps Aglias were very popular this week.  black, silver, gold, firetiger, green, and yellow, were all popular.

Good luck out there!