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Relocating to Lewistown

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Any PAFFer's in the Lewistown/State College/Huntington area? I'll be relocating there for my job this coming week, and will be looking for places to fish!

I'm really excited about all of the great trout streams that will be within a relatively short drive from me. Not really sure which one I should start with. I fished Spring Creek near the fisherman's paradise area once when I was in college up there (on spinning gear), but haven't been back since, so I'm definitely going to try that area again at some point.

I've also heard good things about Fishing Creek, but never managed to get there.

Where should I start? What streams are closest to Lewistown?

Technically I should be using my next couple weeks off to study for a certification exam before I start my job, but I think I'll probably be able to find some time for fishing I have to keep my priorities straight, after all.

Posted on: 2013/7/27 8:12


Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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Jeremy,

Congrats on the new position and you are moving to a great area to fish. I am from Howard originally that is on the other side of two mountains from you. I have a great frined who lives just outside of Lewistown. He took me to fish Standing Stone Creek a few months back. There is also Kish Creek and Honey Creek. Honey Creek is a great little stream on the eastern end. Tough to access but an awesome wild brook trout stream. There is also a great little bar/restaurand near there called the Wilderness. The stream flows down through New Lancaster Valley I think. Once you get back in there you are only a few miles away from Penns Creek as well. Here is a link to a map provided by the PA Fish and Boat Commission http://fishandboat.com/specreg.htm Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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Thanks, Matt! That sort of local info is just the sort of stuff I'm looking for. Also thanks for the tip on the bar - I'll be looking for one of those up there too. Lol.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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This is like walking into a Dairy Queen and asking where the ice cream is.

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Good analogy.
Find water.
Fish.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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McSneek wrote:
This is like walking into a Dairy Queen and asking where the ice cream is.


Lol. I feel like I'm more like a kid walking into a dairy queen and having no idea what flavor blizzard to order because they all look good.

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A terrible problem you have on your hands, eh?

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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A terrible problem you have on your hands, eh?


Ha ha ha I guess I've dealt with worse

Posted on: 2013/7/27 10:34


Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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Good luck with your job relocation, Jeremy. Your fishing options are virtually endless in that area of the state. What an opportunity for a young guy like you. Get yourself some good Topo mapping software and start highlighting those blueliners as you explore them. Don't overlook the warmwater game either. The Juniata River is an awesome warmwater fishery which flows right through Lewistown. Good luck and keep us posted on how your doing.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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Dear Jeremy,

If I were you I'd make sure I spent some time at Raystown too.

You'll be close enough that it won't have to be a weekend affair. If you got a float tube or kayak I'll bet you could catch anything from stripers to trout in some of those coves depending on the time of day and the time of year that you get out. I'd definitely work on learning the lake if I lived that close.

Good luck with your new gig and have fun!

Regards,

Tim Murphy

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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I'll definitely be fishing the Juniata! I'll be living like 5 minutes from it. Plus my fiance's dad loves to take his bass boat out on the Juniata, so I'm sure he'll be around to do that. I've been talking to him about targeting the Muskie we've seen there while fishing it in Huntington. Lol. We'll see what happens.

I'm really excited about this move! I'll be working a real job too, so maybe I'll find some money to buy a kayak or something. I've been to raystown lake once, but never fished it because I never had time, and I felt like it wasn't the type of place I'd have luck at from the shore.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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My wifes brother on the left was with the kid on the right when he caught this, at raystown, from the shore. It was on corn, but dont underestimate shore fishing at raystown. Just thought i would share... :) ohh it was 40" and 33lbs.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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its mountain bike season for me now, but you dont have to go anywhere other than kish, honey and tea creek when during fly season. Tea Creek and the best part of Honey Creek are in Reedsville. 5 or 10 mins from lewistown. Honey creek fishes best from the cave (alexanders caverns) downstream and does hold some brookies in the headwaters in new lancaster valley like a previous poster added. All browns from the cave downstream. If those three get boring head to penns...which never gets boring. Outdoor recreation is endless here, thats why i stuck around.........oh yeah and the wilderness bar in new lancaster valley.... wing nite wednesdays and thursdays the best around, you can get clams and tacos on thursdays too, cheap booze, middle of nowhere too......Enjoy!!!

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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I'm in Statecollege, right now I'm working like a madman but that will be done end of August. We should get out and do some fishin, I know a couple of places.

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Re: Relocating to Lewistown

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its mountain bike season for me now, but you dont have to go anywhere other than kish, honey and tea creek when during fly season. Tea Creek and the best part of Honey Creek are in Reedsville. 5 or 10 mins from lewistown. Honey creek fishes best from the cave (alexanders caverns) downstream and does hold some brookies in the headwaters in new lancaster valley like a previous poster added. All browns from the cave downstream. If those three get boring head to penns...which never gets boring. Outdoor recreation is endless here, thats why i stuck around.........oh yeah and the wilderness bar in new lancaster valley.... wing nite wednesdays and thursdays the best around, you can get clams and tacos on thursdays too, cheap booze, middle of nowhere too......Enjoy!!!


Sweet! Tea creek must be good if you chose it as your username. Lol. I knew there was going to be a lot of great fishing in the area, but every time I hear more about it I just get more and more excited about the move. I'm definitely checking out the wilderness bar too.

@lv2nymph : when I get settled in in Lewistown I'll pm you, and we'll try to get out. I've told other people on the forum I'd fish with them before, but I really believe I'll have time now that school's over. Lol. We'll see.

Posted on: 2013/7/28 21:03



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