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

November 15, 2017

York County
With cooler weather setting in, it is an exciting time to fish the Codorus Creek’s Trophy Trout Artificial Lures Section. Just a reminder that this section of the stream is catch and release until the opening day of trout season.
Blair County
Nice November days still offer some great fishing conditions. Just be aware of the cold water, and be sure to wear your lifejacket on all boats under 16 feet as well as kayaks and canoes.
Dauphin County
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass as the water cools.  Jigs are working well now in the deeper pools.
Cumberland County
Yellow Breeches Creek
Anglers are still enjoying fishing the Yellow Breeches.  During the colder weather, slow down your presentation and use smaller lures and baits.


November 8, 2017

Huntingdon County
Several Thousand Tiger Muskellunge were recently stocked into the waters of Raystown Lake.  Thanks to the Pleasant Mount State Fish Hatchery for raising and transporting truckloads of future trophies.

Cumberland County
Although water levels are seasonally low in Cumberland County, the Susquehanna River, lower Conodoguinet Creek and Conewago Creek have ample water for enjoyable fall fishing.  Anglers are reporting nice Smallmouth Bass.  Many of the tournament fishermen report the best bass fishing in recent years.  It is encouraging to see healthy fish being caught in the river.  Anglers are also catching panfish along the shorelines.  Although motor oil colored rubber worms perform well, anglers are having luck with bright green worms with reflective flecks. 
York County
With the coming of cooler weather, bass and Walleye are beginning to start to feed more aggressively. Anglers are reporting good catches around Yorkhaven and the Conowingo Reservoir.
Anglers are catching carp and panfish at the boat mooring 2 area from the shoreline at Gifford Pinchot State Park.
Anglers at Codorus State Park are fishing for musky and pike as well as enjoying some last boating days before the colder weather arrives.  Just a reminder that on November 1st, mandatory cold-water wear of lifejackets for boat less than 16 feet in length and any canoe or kayak begins and lasts until April 30th. 
Blair County
The Little Juniata River and the Juniata River are currently high and turbid due to the recent rain.

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