|Adams and West York counties
The fall crappie bite is on and the anglers targeting those fish are doing well. Also, anglers on the fly fishing only section have been catching a lot of trout. Lake Marburg is still producing good largemouth bass and some decent yellow perch at the second bridge. Remember to wear your life jacket and good luck.
Water is flowing swiftly and frigidly in all of the streams of Cumberland County. Very little ice has been noted, and any ice covering a pond or lake should be considered hazardous until its thickness can be verified.
The Catch and Release Area on the Yellow Breeches Creek near Allenberry is producing some nice trout for those who want to brave the cold weather. Anglers are having luck using green weenies and scuds.
Few walleye have been noted around the York Haven hydro-dam on the Susquehanna River. Those walleye being caught are responding to live bait, such as shiners.
A few walleye are being caught south of Middletown on crawlers, minnows, or jigs tipped with live bait or a twister tail.
Fishing activity on Juniata River has been slow due to cold temperatures and recent rains. Some walleye are being caught using jerk baits and jigs with twisters.
Some panfish are still being caught at Little Buffalo State Park (Holman Lake). Small jigs and twisters or small minnows or waxworms are working best.
Stoever’s Dam will be stocked with rainbow trout on Wednesday, December 11th around noon.
Huntingdon / Mifflin County
The weather has gotten colder and with snow and ice making it difficult launching and retrieving a boat. Be careful on the slippery ramps, you only want to put your boat in the water, not your vehicle too. Hunting season is here, just watch your weight limits, loaded guns and ALWAYS WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKET!!
Despite the colder weather walleye fishing is productive on the Susquehanna River. Jigs with minnows or twister tails of bright colors are working well.
Channel and flathead catfish are still being caught on worms and chicken livers.