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REGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)

July 19, 2017

Juniata County
Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River on plastic worms, tubes, spinner baits and live baits (hellgrammites, crayfish and shiners).  Some catfish are also being caught at night on cut baits, shiners and night crawlers. 
Perry County
Anglers are catching panfish at Holman Lake.  Small tubes with 1/64 oz jigs with light line fished near any structure in the lake have been successful.  Some Largemouth Bass are also being caught.
Anglers on the Juniata River are catching nice Smallmouth Bass.  Some late evening top water action is occurring. 
Huntingdon County

8-year-old angler Elias Rivello caught this White Perch on July 11th, 2017 from Raystown Lake.  The fish was caught using a live alewife while striper fishing. The fish was weighed on a certified scale and ties the current state record at 1lb 12oz. The Perch measured 14 inches long and had a 11.5 inch girth. Elias was fishing with his father Jim Rivello and a family friend.

July 12, 2017

Juniata County
Anglers are catching nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River.  Hellgrammites and stonecats have been the baits of choice. River levels on the Juniata River continue to fluctuate.  Anglers can check the water flow on the USGS website. 
Anglers are catching Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish from the Mifflintown Access by boat using live bait such as shiners, small panfish and cut baits.  Some of these catfish have been greater than 30 inches. 

Glenn caught this nice Channel Catfish on the Juniata River below Thompsontown.
Perry County
Anglers are catching Channel Catfish on Juniata River. Cut baits and nightcrawlers are working well after sunset.
Channel Catfish
Sydney with a large Channel Catfish caught on the Juniata River just above Millerstown.
York County
Anglers are catching Crappie with live bait and Hybrid Striped Bass with chicken liver at Pinchot Lake.
Anglers on Lake Marburg are catching Bluegill and White Perch under the bridges using live bait and soft plastics. 
Catfish and Walleye are being caught at Long Arm Reservoir by trolling the bottom of the lake in the early evenings. 


Reports compiled by Adam Spangler (, Southcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.​​