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Reports compiled by Adam Spangler (adspangler@pa.gov), Southcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.

Fishing and Boating Report – March 4, 2015

Cumberland County

With stocking in full swing, you can get ready for opening day by helping to put the trout in your local streams. Visit our Stocking Schedule for more information.

 Dauphin County

Old man winter has over 16 inches of ice on the Armstrong Creek, which has made stocking trout a challenge.

Stocking Armstrong Creek through the ice.

 Perry County

Anglers continue to catch panfish at Holman Lake thru the ice.  Bluegills, crappies and a few perch are being caught thru out the day; but the last hour of daylight seems to be the most productive. Small jigs with minnows or twisters are working well.

 

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
 
Fishing and Boating Report – February 25, 2015
It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Help us spread the word- and NOT invasive species- by checking out a few of our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) fact articles and/or youth newsletters:
http://fishandboat.com/ais.htm
http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/2001/so2001/ansgame.pdf

Perry County

Anglers continue to catch panfish on Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Small jigs tipped with wax worms or small meal worms are being used. 

Lebanon County

Memorial Lake ice fishermen are catching panfish and Largemouth Bass on live minnows & small jigs.

Dauphin County

Folks are reminded to stay off the ice of the Susquehanna River.  It is a dangerous act and is illegal.

Blair County

The 32nd annual Jaffa Shrine Sports Show will take place from Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at Broad Avenue and 22nd Street, Altoona, PA 16603. For more information, visit: http://www.jaffashrine.org/SportsShow.html

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm

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Fishing and Boating Report – February 18, 2015
Dauphin County

With the very cold temperatures, not many anglers are fishing the creeks. However, anglers are reminded that the ice on the river is not safe, and should be avoided at all times.  

Cumberland County

The Yellow Breeches is going to be stocked with nice trout from the Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery on 2/18/2015.  For more Trout Stocking dates throughout the region, including weather-related postponements, visit our website.

York County

There is still a good supply of trout left over from last year, with very little fishing pressure this time of year. Anglers are reminded that the limit for trout during this time is 3 trout per day. Approved trout waters are closed from March 1 until 8am on the opening day.

Anglers are ice fishing on Gifford Pinchot Lake. Anglers are reporting nice catches of pan fish.

Blair County

The 32nd annual Jaffa Shrine Sports Show will take place from Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at Broad Avenue and 22nd Street, Altoona, PA 16603. For more information, visit: http://www.jaffashrine.org/SportsShow.html

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm

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