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

Fishing and Boating Report – July 29, 2015
York, Cumberland, and Dauphin Counties

Susquehanna River Match the Hatch:  The White Fly Hatch this year is the biggest in many years!  It started about two weeks ago in the Columbia/Wrightsville area and is now up to Clark’s Ferry, having also spread out to the Yellow Breeches.   They are still hatching at Columbia, but they’re past the peak.    They should still be around for another week or two upriver.   Anglers report catching a lot of bass, and that standard flies/lures are working well.  Channel Catfish are also being caught.  Take advantage of this great opportunity!

For more information on the White Fly hatch, including best lures/flies to use during this time, please visit our website:

Juniata County

Juniata River is seeing more anglers know that the water level has lowered. Channel catfish, rock bass and smallmouth are being caught.  Morning and evening hours have been the most productive.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 22, 2015
York County

Good numbers of Walleye and Bass are being caught on the Conowingo Reservoir. Remember to check your Fishing Summary Book (page 12) for the seasons, sizes, and limits for the Conowingo.

Huntingdon County

Anglers are successfully catching Lake Trout and Yellow Perch on Lake Raystown during the mid-morning hours.  However, anglers wishing to strike a Striped Bass need to be out on the water during the pre-dawn hours for optimum fishing.  The water is currently in the low 80-degree range; so set your lines to go at least 20 feet deep, using live trout as bait, if you’re looking for a successful day in the water.

Recreational boating, including the use of Personal Watercraft, paddleboards, and kayaking, was seen to be increased with the recent heat wave.  Please remember to wear your life jackets and be safe!

Perry County

The Juniata River continues to run high and muddy; but there are a few anglers who report successfully catching bass.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 15, 2015
Lebanon County

Local anglers are reporting that trout fishing has not slowed down.  The recent rain and higher than normal water keeps the trout feeding while not being spooked, as with low clear water.  The trout are taking flies and live bait on all County streams.

Dauphin County

Nice size Channel Catfish are feeding lately during the higher water on the Susquehanna River.  There are numerous reports in the 17” to 31” range being caught on chicken liver, night crawlers, shrimp, and minnows.  

Franklin County

Wyatt Zary caught this awesome 4.5 lb. Largemouth Bass on July 11 from Long Pine Run Reservoir.  Way to go, Wyatt!

York County

Anglers were successfully catching some nice catfish on chubs, minnows, and night crawlers at the Safe Harbor Dam over the weekend.

There will be a Family Fishing Program at Lake Redman on July 24, from 6-9PM.  Registration is required.

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