District Fishing Report: 1.4.13
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Lake Erie tributaries (Erie County): With a green-tinged flow within the seasonal average on lower Elk and Walnut creeks, some anglers reported shut outs and others had banner days. Air temperatures below 30 prevented a substantial snow melt, and slush and trim ice made fly fishing difficult. In general, the steelhead were in the bigger creeks for those who knew how to find and catch them. Temperatures above freezing predicted for Jan. 6-7 could improve conditions.
Pymatuning Reservoir (Crawford County): Too soon for ice, some panfish were reported caught from shore.
Donegal Lake (Westmoreland County): A slow bite reported for the few anglers testing the lake under drawdown conditions.
Jacobs Creek (Westmoreland County): A few bass were caught near the dam, but fishing was slow.
Green Lick Dam (Fayette County): Some nice crappies in the 10-inch range were taken on live minnows.
Dunbar Creek (Fayette County): Not a lot of action, but one angler from Connellsville reported releasing four trout caught on nymphs in the Catch-And-Release Fly-Fishing Only stretch on New Year's Day.
Spring Creek (Centre County): Perfect clarity, above-average flow, water temperature 50 degrees. Fishing best mid-morning to dusk.
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First Published January 4, 2013 12:00 am