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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 – August 20, 2014
Dauphin County

The Susquehanna River has good flow for the month of August; 3-4 feet.  Grass patches are visible and many anglers are having success working these areas.  Motorboats are reminded they must give way to less maneuverable watercraft, such as canoes and kayaks.  In the same regard, canoes and kayakers must be aware there are limited channels the motorboats can use to traverse the river.   
The Susquehanna River also has been producing some nice Channel Catfish in the 20” to 28” range using night crawlers, chicken liver, shrimp and minnows.

Lebanon County

Bluegill and Sunfish have been hitting well at Memorial Lake using red worms and mealworms as bait.

York County

Justin Snyder submitted this picture of a nice 29 inch Flathead Catfish that he caught in Codorus Creek.  Thanks for sharing your catch with us!

Justin with Flathead Catfish

NOTICE: All unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, etc.) launching or retrieving at PFBC access areas and DCNR state parks or forests must have a current boat registration (issued by any state), or PFBC Use Permit, or DCNR Launch or Mooring Permit.  For more information, visit http://fishandboat.com/registration.htm.

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 13, 2014
Dauphin County

The Susquehanna River is at lower levels and is great for paddling. Paddlers are reminded to make sure they have a properly fitting life jacket and whistle.

Cumberland County

The Yellow Breeches is still seeing lots of paddlers and tubers.

York County

Anglers are catching catfish with bluegill on the Susquehanna near York Haven.

NOTICE: All unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, etc.) launching or retrieving at PFBC access areas and DCNR state parks or forests must have a current boat registration (issued by any state), or PFBC Use Permit, or DCNR Launch or Mooring Permit.  For more information, visit http://fishandboat.com/registration.htm.

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 5, 2014
York County

Even with the hot weather last month, the bass have been hitting pretty good on the Conowingo Reservoir. With recent rain and lower humidity, the bass are starting to come out of the depths and feed. Crank baits, spinner baits, rubber worms, and jigs seem to work well. Remember to check your fishing summary book (page 12) for the seasons, size, and limits for the Conowingo Reservoir.

Lake Redman and Lake Williams are seeing good catches of bass, crappie and catfish.

Catfishing continues to be productive on the Susquehanna River around the York Haven area. Anglers are having success with liver, worms, and shrimp.

Cumberland County

Anglers are still catching and releasing trout on the Yellow Breeches.

NOTICE:  All unpowered boats (canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, rowboats, etc.) launching or retrieving at PFBC access areas and DCNR state parks or forests must have a current boat registration (issued by any state), or PFBC Use Permit, or DCNR Launch or Mooring Permit.  For more information, visit http://fishandboat.com/registration.htm.

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