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Map highlighting counties in the Southcentral RegionREGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)

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 – February 3, 2016
Cumberland County

You have until February 29th to get out and catch a few trout before the approved trout waters are closed.  Enjoy a morning casting a line and the beauty of our waterways. The Yellow Breeches Creek continues to hold trout year round, and the Catch and Release Special Regulation Area in Boiling Springs continues to get solid angling pressure.  Fishermen are reminded that no bait may be used or had in possession in the Special Regulation Area.

Yellow Breeches Creek

Juniata County

Forecasted warmer weather and rain fall combined with snow melt will change the fishing conditions. Anglers are encouraged to keep an eye on changing water levels before heading out.  To see water levels near you visit:

Mandatory PFD wear remains in effect until April 30th.  

York County

Reports of catfish and walleye are coming in from the Yorkhaven and Brunner Island area of the Susquehanna River. Baits of choice are liver and shrimp for the catfish and jigs with a minnow or twister tail for the walleye.

There is still a good supply of trout left over from last year with very little fishing pressure this time of year.  Anglers are reminded that the limit for trout during this time is 3 trout per day. Approved Trout Waters are closed March 1st until 8am on the opening day.


The Trout Stocking Schedule is now available. For most up-to-date list, visit our website and find a stocking near you.  Remember help is always welcome and we look forward to seeing you at a scheduled stocking.

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Fishing and Boating Report – January 27, 2016
Bedford County

Crappies were being caught through the ice at Shawnee Lake.  Extreme caution must be utilized with ice conditions. No fish is worth a life!

Huntingdon / Mifflin Counties


Angler Benjamin Smith from Blairs Mills, PA caught this huge Tiger Musky while fishing with his father on the Juniata River between Mount Union and Newton Hamilton.  The fish struck on a crankbait and was released after several photos were taken. However, in all the excitement, the fish was never measured or weighed, but was estimated to be at least 50 inches in length and over 30 lbs.  The photo speaks for itself.

The cold weather has been producing some ice on the river; so just check the water before you launch your boat. Mandatory PFD wear remains in effect until April 30th.  


The 2016 Trout Stocking Schedule is now available.
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Fishing and Boating Report – January 20, 2016
Blair County

Anglers on Canoe Lake are catching Bass, Crappie, and stocked Trout through the ice.

Cumberland County

A few fly anglers have been out in the cold and seeing success catching trout in the Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only section on Big Spring Creek. Black Stoneflies are a good fly to start with in the winter.

Huntingdon County

Juniata River anglers are reporting catching Walleye at various shoreline locations between Huntingdon and Newton Hamilton.

Overcast days are best, especially in the last hour of daylight.

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