Trout were stocked in Upper Cove Creek on Wednesday the 4th, Lower Raystown Branch on Thursday the 5th, & Lower Cove Creek on Friday the 6th.
Ice fishing is still occurring on Shawnee Lake and Cumberland Dam.
Falling Spring Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Area was stocked with trout on February 25, 2015. Anglers wishing to fish this section of stream should consult 2015 PA Fishing Summary, page 25, for special regulations.
All other approved trout waters in the county are currently closed to fishing until 8 a.m. on the Regional Opening Day of Trout, which is Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Raystown Lake ice anglers are reporting catches of crappie, perch, and bass at various locations around the lake. Use caution when venturing out onto the ice as conditions are continuously changing.
Huntingdon / Mifflin County
The weather is making it tough to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The Juniata River is frozen in some places, making it difficult to fish. Trout stocking is taking place; check the website for the Stocking Schedule. Trout season opening day is April 18th in Mifflin and Huntingdon Counties.
Mandatory PFD wear is still in effect until April 30 for all persons onboard a boat less than 16 feet, and all canoes and kayaks.
The Conewago Creek in Lebanon County was stocked March 4th. Several holes needed to be chopped in the ice to get the trout in the water.
York and Adams Counties
Since the weather has been so wonderful lately for ice fisherman, there is plenty of opportunity to get your ice fishing fix, for sure. Pinchot Lake has been producing some decent panfish through the ice, as well as Largemouth Bass near mid-lake and the dam area. Shepard Myers has been solid all year, with anglers consistently catching their share of bluegill and crappie. Lake Marburg has plenty of anglers catching panfish.
The stocking season is underway in Adams County, and the approved trout waters are closed until 8am of opening day. So, if you see poaching occurring, please call it in. There are plenty of Saturday stocking; so bring the kids out to see how the stocking process works. We’re sure they’ll enjoy it. Stay safe!
Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm