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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 – April 21, 2014
Bedford County

Bluegills & crappies are being caught at the Cumberland Dams. Try small jigs tipped with maggots.

Kayakers
Mr. Paul Sible & friends taking advantage of the recent above average temperatures to kayak Shawnee Lake.

Juniata County

Water conditions on local trout streams continue to fluctuate with rain conditions. Anglers are catching trout where local waters are murky using bright colored paste baits. Where water conditions are clear, small spinners and baits (wax worms, meal worms and maggots) are working.

Golden rainbow trout
Dawson with a nice 18 inch Golden Rainbow caught on East Licking Creek

Limit of trout
Bayleigh with a nice limit of trout caught on Delaware Creek

Perry County

Anglers are starting to catch some panfish on Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Baits of choice include wax worms, maggots and small minnows.

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 8, 2014
Juniata County

Anglers continue to catch trout in local streams.  Water levels continue to fluctuate due to recent rain events and water clarity is constantly changing.  Anglers are using brighter baits such orange, pink or bright green paste baits and spinners when the water is cloudy and wax worms, small worms, minnows when the water is clear.

Perry County

Anglers are catching some nice trout in Holman Lake, Little Buffalo State Park.  Some panfish are starting to be caught but water temperatures are still below average for this time of year.  As the weather gets warmer, the panfish action will increase. 

Anglers are still catching trout on local streams.  

Golden rainbow trout
Joey and Aaron with nice golden trout caught in the Little Juniata Creek, Perry County.  Joey fish was 18 1/2 inches and Aarons was 18 inches.

Golden rainbow trout
Brett Potter with a nice golden trout caught in the Little Juniata Creek.  It was a little over 19 inches.

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 2, 2014
Fulton County

Trout stockings this week – Cowans Gap State Park Lake on Thursday April 03

Mentored Youth Day for Cowans Gap Lake was rescheduled to Sat. May 10th. Cowans Gap Lake will be closed to all fishing after 12:00 PM on Friday May 09. Check the PFBC website for more info.

Boaters keep in mind that mandatory ware for PFD’s is in effect until April 30th for all canoes and kayaks and boats less than sixteen feet.

Juniata County

Recent rains have brought water levels up.  Anglers are catching some nice trout on power bait (bright colors) on trout waters that are off colored.  On streams that are clear, try using smaller baits such as wax worms, small red worms or maggots on lighter line (4 lb. test).

Perry County

Many of the larger trout streams (Buffalo and Sherman) are up due to recent rains.  Anglers are catching some nice trout on bright color power baits.  On the smaller trout streams, anglers are catching most trout on smaller spinners and baits such as maggots, mealworms, wax worms or red worms.

Little Buffalo State Park (Holman Lake) is now free of ice.  Lake is stocked with some nice trout including some nice trophy golden rainbows.  Remember to have your PFD on if boating in a boat less than 16 feet.  Water temps are still cold.

York and Adams Counties

Catfish fishing continues to be productive on the Susquehanna River around the York haven area. Catfish are being landed at the Brunner Island warm water discharge on liver and shrimp. Crappy fishing is picking up at Lake Redman and Lake Williams as well as on the Susquehanna River at Lake Clarke.

The 2014 Stocking schedule is available on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission web site. The local paper will also have a listing of trout stocking times and dates.

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