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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 – August 17, 2016
Dauphin County

There are reports of bass being caught on the Susquehanna River between Harrisburg and Millersburg.  Anglers are landing more than 25 bass in each outing. All kinds of top water lures are working well.

Jesse caught some nice bass on the Susquehanna River

Anthony had a good outing fishing the Susquehanna River near Dauphin

Rick caught some nice fish on the Susquehanna River using top water lures 

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 10, 2016
Western York County

Anglers are catching crappie using live bait, and also catching hybrid striped bass using chicken liver on Pinchot Lake.

On Lake Marburg, fishing has been slow; but anglers are catching bluegill, white perch and other panfish under the bridges using live bait and soft plastics. 
Catfish and Walleye are being caught on Long Arm Reservoir.  Anglers are trolling the bottom of the lake in the early evenings. 

Adams County

Trout are still being seen in the large pools on the Conewago Creek between the bridge at Beecherstown Road and the bridge at Russell Tavern Road.  Many trout are still being spotted in the Fly Fishing Catch and Release Section, which stretches from near the bridge at Russell Tavern Road to the bridge at Route 34 of the Conewago Creek

Dauphin County

There are good reports of bass being caught on the Susquehanna River in the Harrisburg to Middletown area.  Several anglers said they caught more than 25 in each outing during the last two weeks, and a few reported catching between 40 and 50 fish. All kinds of minnow-type lures are working well.

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Fishing and Boating Report – August 3, 2016
Cumberland / Northern York County

Anglers reported catching a few Largemouth Bass in Laurel Lake over the weekend on plastic worms.  The fish averaged 12 inches in length.

Fishing on the Conodoguinet Creek and Susquehanna River at West Fairview has slowed in recent weeks.

Some muskellunge have been caught near Sears Run in the Conodoguinet Creek.  Catfish anglers continue to have success near York Haven.

The bluegill and other panfish have been hitting on redworms on Pickerel Pond in the State Game Lands near Rossville.

York County

Catfishing continues to be good on the Susquehanna River from the Yorkhaven Area south to the Conowingo Reservoir. Anglers are having success with liver, worms and shrimp.

Lake Redman and Lake Williams anglers are reporting good catches of catfish, carp, bluegills and crappie.  Anglers reported that bass are hitting best in the early morning hours.

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, size and limits for the Conowingo Reservoir.

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