The annual kids trout derby will be hosted by the Dauphin County Anglers and Conservationist (DCAC), on Saturday, May 18. This is an opportunity no kid wants to miss. The event is open to children age 12 and under; prizes and good food will also be available at the club. The event is located at the DCAC clubhouse on SR 325 just outside of the borough of Dauphin on Clarks Creek.
Halifax Archery Club is sponsoring a trout derby May 11 at the Powells Creek, Children Area, contact the club for more details.
Trout anglers are having the most success on rooster tails and yellow powerbait. Water levels on all Dauphin county streams are in excellent condition and have a water temperature between 55 and 65 degrees.
Boaters, including kayaks and canoes, are reminded they are required to have a wearable Personal Flotation Device (PFD) for each person, on the boat, while enjoying this activity. The mandatory wear, period from Nov 1 through April 30 has past, however boaters are still encouraged to wear their PFDs.
Bass fishermen are reminded as of May 1 through June 14, there is no targeting of Bass on the Susquehanna River and 1/2 mile up each tributary, see the summary book page 5, for more information.
Huntingdon / Mifflin County
The fishing on the Juniata River is good; smallmouth bass and catfish are being caught.
Trout stocking is done for the year, but there are plenty of trout still in the streams.
With the warmer weather the Juniata River is coming alive with fishing and boating activities, just remember your fishing license and safety equipment, if you are not sure of the required gear, check the Summary Book.
Great Trough Creek received its final in season trout stocking on Friday, May 10, 2013. Water levels were high and somewhat off colored from recent heavy rains so fishing was quite tough immediately following the stocking but should improve in the upcoming days.
Anglers are reporting catches of just about every species of fish in the lake. Surface temperatures are around 62 to 65 degrees making ideal conditions.
Striped bass are beginning to chase baitfish and are being caught utilizing a variety of different surface and subsurface stick baits.
Lake trout are being caught by casting and trolling spoons.
Panfish are being caught utilizing jigs and live bait in and around weed edges.
Some anglers are also reporting catches of walleye.
It’s a good time to be on the lake.
York / Adams County
Crappie Fishing at Pinchot Lake is in full swing. Anglers have been catching crappie near the dam on yellow twisters and minnows.
A good number of largemouth bass have been hitting over at Lake Marburg on spinner bait of all colors.
A few pike have also been caught in the black rock section of Lake Marburg on live bait.
Walleye are now in season and anglers have caught a few trolling between the islands at Lake Marburg.
The local clubs are still stocking fish in Adams County and the streams are still plentiful with them.