Fishing in Adams and Western York counties was good this week. Anglers are enjoying the recent fall stocking of the fly fishing section of the Conewago Creek in Biglerville, and the Crappie are starting to hit over at the dam breast of Pinchot Lake. Anglers also have been doing well over at Long Arm Dam picking up some nice Largemouth Bass!
Fly fisherman! The fly fishing only section of Clark’s Creek was recently stocked with some nice fat Brook Trout. Get out and also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Clark’s Valley.
Fishermen are reporting nice sized Bluegills & Perch being caught at Gordon Lake.
Koon Lake – with lack of recent rainfall, the water levels are around 6 – 8’ below normal pool levels. Launching larger boats from the existing launch slide structure will be extremely difficult.
Shawnee Lake – a recent habitat project was completed at the lake. Shoreline trees were cabled, cut, and dropped to provide shoreline habitat at various locations around the lake. Thanks to the Shawnee Lake management & maintenance dept. for their assistance with this project. Water clarity continues to improve at the lake.
Letterkenny Reservoir received a trout stocking on October 2, 2014. Anglers are reminded that the daily limit on trout is 3 per day. All boat-based anglers utilizing the access area must possess current and valid motorboat registration and/or current launch permit if the vessel is unpowered. The use and possession of any type of gasoline engine is prohibited. Please be sure to read all posted regulations.
Water levels continue to be low and clear. Water temperatures continue to cool down. Anglers are still catching some Smallmouth Bass near the Narrows Boat Ramp area during the day. Small jerk baits and plastics are working.
The Quittapahilla Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section was recently stocked with hefty Brown Trout. A gold blade small spinner was working very well the first two days.
Anglers are catching some recent trout that was stocked in Holman Lake for the fall stocking period. Remember a trout stamp is required to keep trout, and also the limit is 3 fish per angler. Paste baits and red worms are the baits of choice.
Notice: Mark your calendars now! November 1st is the start of the PFBC’s cold weather mandatory life jacket “Wear It!” Regulation, which states that “a person shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.” For more information, please visit http://fishandboat.com/boatcrs/pfd/faq-pfd-cold.htm.