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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 (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 – June 22, 2016

Dauphin County

Anglers are reporting bass being caught on the Susquehanna River.  Motor oil and dark green rubber worms perform well.   Boat Launches have been busy; arriving early is recommended if you plan to get a parking spot.

York County

Nice Largemouth Bass are being caught at Gifford Pinchot Lake.  Swim baits are working the best.
Catfishing has slowed on the Susquehanna River. Night crawlers are working well on the Conewago Creek for Catfish.

Huntingdon / Mifflin County

The water level on the Juniata River is getting low, and anglers are catching nice size Smallmouth Bass. Catfish are being caught at night from shore.

The nicer weather is bringing out more kayakers and smaller boats on the river. Remember to at least have your lifejacket and a sound-producing device onboard with you. If you are using any State-owned Accesses, then a launch permit or boat registration is required. There is NO swimming, and the use of inner tubes and rafts are prohibited at any PFBC Access. Be Safe!!   

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Fishing and Boating Report – June 15, 2016
Juniata County

Anglers are catching some nice Channel Catfish on the Juniata River on cut baits, chicken livers, and night crawlers. Most action is occurring in the late evenings and night time. 

Alexa
Alexa Kuhn (age 10) with a nice Bullhead and Channel Catfish caught at the Muskrat Springs access on the Juniata River

Perry County

Anglers are catching some panfish at Little Buffalo State Park on small baits, which include redworms, wax worms, small minnows, and small jigs (1 / 64 oz. tipped with a small twister or tube). Some trout are also still being caught on paste baits.

Some Channel Catfish are also being caught on the Juniata River using night crawlers, cut baits, and chicken livers. Most action is occurring at night.

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Fishing and Boating Report – June 8, 2016
Cumberland County

Susquehanna River levels at Harrisburg are flowing in the 4.5 feet to 5 feet range, which makes for optimal boating depths.  With water levels above four feet, most boaters can travel freely from the Dock Street Dam to the West Fairview Access.  Make sure you keep a proper lookout for rocks and snags, and travel at a reduced speed until you are confident that there are no obstacles immediately below the surface.

Walleye fishing is moderate on the river this month.  Motor oil and dark green rubber worms perform well.  A six inch leader is recommended to avoid snags and cuts on the Susquehanna's rocky bottom. 

Dauphin County

There have been successful anglers fishing for Catfish in the last week on the Susquehanna River.  Several Channel Catfish were caught in the 22’ to 27” range on night crawlers and shrimp.

York County

Canoes
Boaters are reminded to check the weather and water levels before heading out on the water

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Fishing and Boating Report – June 1, 2016
York County

Paddlers are reminded to make sure that they have a life jacket and whistle onboard their boats while paddling and a launch permit if you are using a state-owned access.

Although anglers are still catching trout, the mix of high and low water flow, combined with a combination of water clarity, has made it a challenge to get your limit.

Local waters are warming up and panfish are much more active. Lake Redman and Lake Williams are producing good catches.

Catfishing continues to be productive on the Susquehanna River around the Yorkhaven Area. Anglers are having success with liver, worms, and shrimp.

Mifflin County

On East Licking Creek, anglers catching good numbers of fish in the special regulations area; a variety of flies and lures are working well.

Honey Creek is up slightly, but still fishable.  Sulfur nymphs and pheasant tail nymphs in size 14-16 are catching fish.

Juniata County

Trout fishing is good in local streams.  Recent rains have brought streams to a good water level.  Local Cooperative Nurseries continue to stock streams. 

Perry County

Anglers are catching some crappies and panfish at Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Small minnows on small jigs seem to be working best.  Some trout are also being caught at the lake and local trout streams throughout the county.

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