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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 – September 21, 2016
Huntingdon County

Touch-A-Truck event
At the 5th Annual United Way’s Touch-A-Truck event, over 400 participants got to learn about equipment utilized by Waterways Conservation Officers

Cumberland County

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass on Opossum Lake.  Swim baits are working well.

Adams County

Anglers on Lake Meade are catching Channel Catfish on live bait and Largemouth Bass on crank bait.

Dauphin County

Anglers using sunfish as bait are catching Flathead Catfish south of Middletown on the Susquehanna River.  Walleye are also being caught on minnow type lures and spinners.

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Fishing and Boating Report – September 14, 2016
Huntingdon / Mifflin County

The water level on the Juniata River is really low; kayaking is the popular way to navigate during this time. Wade fishing is successful with nice size Smallmouth Bass being caught.  Greenwood Furnace’s fall stocking is Wednesday October 12. The daily limit is 3 trout.

Water levels continue to drop due to lack of rain on Raystown Lake.  Boating hazards do exist especially in the Southern end of the lake where the river channel narrows.  Boaters should use caution on the water.

Fishing is slow.  Panfish are being caught utilizing fathead minnows fished under slip bobbers.

York County

On Lake Marburg anglers are catching Black Crappie and White Perch on live minnows and swimbaits.  Muskie are hitting in the channels while trolling before dusk.  Sunfish and other small panfish are hitting under the bridges and in the coves.

Anglers on Long Arm Reservoir are catching Largemouth Bass on top water lures around the banks.  Panfish are biting at the boat launch area from shore.

Adams County

Largemouth Bass and sunfish are being caught using live bait and plastics on Orttanna Pond.

The bridge on Beecherstown Road has reopened, which is perfect timing for our fall stocking downstream on the Conewago Creek’s Special Regulation Fly Fishing Only Section.  The stocking is scheduled for October 4th.  Details regarding location and time can be found on our website. 

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Fishing and Boating Report – September 7, 2016
York County

Anglers are having success night fishing for catfish all along the Susquehanna River.  Nicely sized fish are being caught on commercial catfish bait, shrimp and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.  Bass fishing has begun to pick up with cooler temperatures.  Anglers have reported catches from Yorkhaven to Conowingo.

Juniata County

Smallmouth Bass fishing is getting better as the cooler nights continue.  Anglers are catching nice Smallmouth Bass on stonecats, hellgrammites, tube baits and twisters.  Fish deeper pockets and any area where larger rocks are located in the river.

Smallmouth Bass
Owen Nell with an 18 inch Smallmouth Bass caught on the Juniata River near Port Royal

Dauphin County

While many anglers are struggling with the lower, warmer water on the Susquehanna River, one angler reported great success using top water lures.

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