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Map highlighting counties in the Southcentral RegionREGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)

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 – April 27, 2016
Cumberland County

Paddlers are reminded that mandatory life jacket wear is in effect until Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Anglers and boaters are also reminded that rainfall can change the water conditions and checking the water level at the USGS site is recommended before heading out on the water.

Dauphin County

Float stocking
Members of the D.C.A.C. assisting with trout stocking on Clarks Creek. Clarks Creek was stocked upstream of the PGC rifle range. Pictured is a float placed at the Appalachian Trail.

Walleye fry
3.5 million Walleye fry were stocked from City Island to Duncannon on Susquehanna River

Local Waterways Conservation Officers reported that many operators of kayaks and canoes were cited this past weekend for not having PFD’s in their watercraft.  Not only do you need them but they must be worn until the end of the month.  One Officer was told by 6 different operators that they knew they needed them in a boat, but not a kayak.

Lebanon County

Trout fishing has been very good the last week at both Marquette Lake and Lions Lake.  Power Bait and worms are working well.

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 20, 2016
Perry County

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is alerting anglers and boaters who use the Howe Township access area in Perry County that the facility will be closed beginning May 2 while improvements are made to the site.

The access area is located north of Harrisburg off of US-322 and PA-34 and provides access to the Juniata River.

The project is expected to last approximately 9 weeks. The access area is tentatively scheduled to reopen to the public on Saturday, July 2.

The project includes the widening and resurfacing of the entrance roadway and parking area; construction of a new launch ramp for boats, canoes and kayaks; construction of an access ramp and a boarding dock which meet standards for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and improvements to storm water structures.

Click here to use the PFBC’s interactive county maps to find other nearby access areas.

Cumberland County

Staff
Staff from the PFBC headquarters in Harrisburg assisted with the trout stocking along 14 different sections of the Yellow Breeches on Friday, April 15, in preparation of the Statewide Opener

Trout
This fella’ appears to be eager to be stocked! PFBC staff, Kelly Wiley, caught this photo before catching him and putting him back into the bucket for release

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 13, 2016
Cumberland County

Meet at the Boiling Springs Post Office at 9:15am on Friday 4/15/16 to follow the stocking truck and help or watch the Yellow Breeches in-season stocking. 

Huntingdon County

Mentors and Youth anglers had nice catches despite the snowy weather on April 9th.

William
William caught and released this Brown Trout on Standing Stone Creek

Connor
Connor also caught and released this Brown Trout on Standing Stone Creek

Zach
Zach caught and released this Brown Trout on Laurel Run

Boaters on Raystown Lake are reminded to check all of their safety equipment before heading out on the lake during the nice spring weather.

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