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

April 18, 2018

Juniata County
Weather conditions and changing water levels continue to make fishing challenging on local trout streams.  If water conditions are cloudy or slightly muddy, try using power bait or worms for trout.  Water temperatures on local waters are still quite cold, therefore try fishing waters where sunlight can hit the water, making fish more active. 
Juniata River is high and muddy now.  Check water levels before heading out on the river.  Be safe when boating and wear your life jacket.

Caidence with a nice Rainbow Trout caught on Delaware Creek 
Perry County
Juniata River is high and muddy now.  Be sure to check water levels before heading out.  River temperatures are still below normal for this time of year. 
Larger local trout streams are high and muddy.  Try fishing the small trout streams until water levels come down.

Addy with her dad and a limit of nice trout caught from Panther Creek and Big Buffalo Creek. 
Blair County
The fishing conditions for trout are good. Mandatory life jacket wear on all canoes, kayaks and vessels under 16 feet is through April 30th.
Dauphin County
Rainbow Trout are hungry and happy to feed on paste bait, worms and minnows.  There are also some of the Golden Rainbow Trout left as well!  
Lebanon County
Try spinners, worms and minnows on the recently stocked Snitz Creek and Mill Creek
Adams County
As a reminder, mandatory life jacket wear on all canoes, kayaks and vessels under 16 feet is in effect through April 30th.  Even with warm air temperatures, the water temperatures are still chilly.  Also, boat registration stickers designating the year “18” are expired.  Boat registrations expire on March 31st of a given year.  

April 11, 2018

Franklin County

Charles, Athan, John, Brayden, and Stan were rewarded with several nice Brook Trout while braving the cold at Cowan’s Gap on statewide Mentored Youth Day.
Bedford County

Tyten caught & released this nice Golden Rainbow Trout while fishing on Wills Creek outside Hyndman, PA on statewide Mentored Youth Day.
Juniata County
Many anglers are still catching trout on local streams.  As weather warms up and stream temperatures rise, trout catches should increase for anglers.  Try fishing deeper waters with small baits such as wax worms, meal worms or maggots. 

Bree with a 16-inch Rainbow Trout caught out of Tuscarora Creek.
Perry County
Anglers are catching trout on local streams and Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  As the weather warms up and water temperatures rise, trout become more active.

Colin and Aiden show off beautiful trout caught on Little Buffalo Creek near Little Buffalo State Park.
Huntingdon County
Logan with his trout and PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Bill Savage Thanking Anglers on Mentored Youth Day at Whipple’s Dam State Park    

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