Standing Stone Creek, PA

Cornpropst Mills section

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
8:00 to 11:00
Best Fishing Time
9:30 to 10:30
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Clear - 5'+ visibility
Water Level
Low & Slow
Herb Yost

Fish Caught

Fall Fish

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
17 8" #2 Silver
17 8"

Smallmouth Bass

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
5 11" #2 Silver
5 11"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 13" #2 Silver
3 13"

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
3 10" #2 Silver
3 10"
Total: 28 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (28)


Mostly Sunny X
Foggy X
None X
Very Light - <5 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
75.0°F / 62.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today preceded a warm front.
30.02 rising
Moon Phase
41% Full (Waxing crescent)

Other Patterns Tried

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No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

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I didn't feel like driving far to fish this morining, so I just went down to the Stone and walked back Sonny's land then fished back up to the bridge at Cornpropst MIlls. I figured it would be interesting just to see if I could catch anything in the Stone this morning and to see what I would catch. The Stone was low, slow, clear, and at a temperature of 70 degrees which I suppose isn't bad for the last week of July.

I walked way back in where there hasn't been much fishing pressure, at least not since the first couple of weeks of trout season. I didn't see any boot prints for the first two hours that I fished this morning. I did see bear tracks and bear shit, so I guess that answers the age old question, once again. Lucky for me, I didn't see any bears. I started fishing about 8:00 and caught 12 Fall fish before I caught anything else. A couple of the Fall fish were nice sized fish 13-14 inches, but a lot of them were little fellows about 6-7-8 inches long. I had fished about an hour and then I caught 5 trout in a row, three rainbows and two browns. The last fish I caught this morning was also a brown trout for a total of six trout for the morning. The three rainbows were all 12-13 inch fish and the browns were all 10 inch fish. Could be my imagination, but all of them looked a little stressed to me. The water temperature in the Stone is just going to go up, so it won't be long until there aren't any trout around. Actually, I wouldn't have been surprised if I didn't catch a trout this morning.

I really thought I would be catching a lot of smallmouth bass this morning, but I didn't catch a bass until fish number 21. I was fishing one of the deeper holes and caught a 10 inch smalley for the first bass of the morning, Then I tossed the spinner out again and hit a whopper. It's good I didn't have my drag very tight because I know I would have lost this fish and that would have been a shame. It took me five minutes to wear it out enough to get it to my feet. It was an 18 inch, yes that's right, 18 inches, small mouth. I don't have a clue how much it weighed, but it was a really big fat fish. It could be the biggest smallmouth I have ever caught on the Stone. It was worth the trip this morning just to catch that one fish. I caught three more smallmouth bass that were 10-11 inches each and of course some more Fall fish.

I caught a total of 28 fish in about three hours, 17 Fall Fish, 6 Trout, and 5 Smallmouth Bass. This was a different experience than yesterday's experience on the LJ, but it was close to home and fun. I had the Stone to myself this morning, but that's not a big surprise.

Depending on the weather and water levels, I may try Spring again on Thursday morning. I think I'll fish it in the section behind Milesburg.