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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 14, 2014
Dauphin County

The Susquehanna River is in great condition to utilize canoes and kayaks.  Grass patches are starting to emerge and provide another fishing structure for Anglers to target.  All kayakers are reminded life jackets are required to be on the craft and worn by those 12 years of age and younger.

Huntingdon County

Boaters on Lake Raystown are reminded to make sure that they have properly fitting life jackets for everyone on board and that all of their safety equipment and lights are in good working order.

Lebanon County

Memorial Lake is great places to take your kid’s fishing for bluegill use meal worm or red worms and enjoy the fishing. 
York  County

Anglers are catching Channel catfish on green night crawler and minnows on the Conewago Creek.   Anglers are doing well on both Lake Redman and Lake Williams catching largemouth bass.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 8, 2014
Cumberland County

After a busy holiday weekend on Pennsylvania waterways, there have been reports of increased amounts of litter, specifically cans and bottles. 

One paddler submitted this photo showing what was collected on Sunday evening along a short stretch of the Yellow Breeches in Cumberland County

Boaters, tubers, and anglers are reminded to do their part to preserve and protect our waterways and aquatic life by taking their trash with them.

York County

Anglers are having loads of fun fishing for flathead catfish on the Susquehanna River.  One angler caught a 41” and 44” on 7”-8” sunfish.

Anglers are doing well at both Lake Marburg and Pinchot Lake for largemouth bass.  Crank and buzz baits seem to be working well.  Shepard Myers Reservoir has been producing some decent largemouth bass also.  If you are looking for a new place to try, check out Long Arm Dam located in Hanover, always a good spot.

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Fishing and Boating Report – July 1, 2014
Dauphin County

Clarks Creek was low and clear, and the trout are very spooky.  Anglers willing to be patient and use stealth should catch fish using terrestrials and small caddis larva imitations.   Be warned—the mosquitos and biting insects are abundant and hungry.  Use a good bug repellant! 

Clarks Creek at upper end of the special regulations area

Cumberland County

Yellow Breeches was in great shape. Not much bug activity, but anglers fishing downstream of Allenberry were catching fish on pheasant tail nymphs, flashback nymphs, and dark hare’s ear in sizes #16-#18.

Brown trout
Small brown trout that fell for a flashback pheasant tail on the Yellow Breeches

Vince Brisini with a Yellow Breeches rainbow

York County

Catfishing continues to be productive 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 are producing 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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