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


 september 13, 2017

 Cumberland County

The Walleye run is imminent in the Susquehanna River; water temperatures need to drop to around 65 degrees before the action picks up.  A few Walleye in the 19-inch range have been caught by anglers near York Haven.  A six-inch steel leader is helpful when fishing low river waters to prevent losing expensive lures on jagged rocks. 
The fall stocking of adult trout on Laurel Lake is set for Wednesday, November 8th, 2017.
Dauphin County
Anglers on the Susquehanna River are catching Smallmouth Bass in the early morning and late in the day using top water lures.
Lebanon County
Live minnows are working well at Memorial Lake to catch Largemouth Bass, Pickerel and Crappie.
Huntingdon / Mifflin Counties   
The water level on the Juniata River is low; kayaking is the popular way to navigate during this time. Wade fishing is successful with nice Smallmouth Bass being caught. Remember launch permits are required to use PFBC accesses.

 September 6, 2017

Juniata County
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River using assorted plastic, jerk and live baits. 
Some nice Channel and Flathead Catfish are also being caught on cut bait.
Flathead Catfish 
Jeff Woleslagle on the Juniata River with a 30 inch Flathead Catfish caught on cut bait.   
Perry County
Fishing on the Juniata River is excellent right now.  Anglers are catching nice Smallmouth Bass on assorted plastic baits which include 4 inch worms, tubes and minnow designs.  Live baits are also working for Smallmouth Bass which include hellgrammites and stonecats.

Brad Johnson with a nice Smallmouth Bass caught out of the Juniata River. 
York County
Anglers on Lake Marburg are catching Black Crappie and White Perch on live minnows, worms and swimbaits. Sunfish and other small panfish are hitting under the bridges and in the coves. 
Anglers on Long Arm Reservoir are catching Largemouth Bass on topwater lures around the banks.  Panfish are biting at the boat launch area from shore.
Anglers on Lake Redman and Lake Williams are catching bass, crappie and catfish.
Catfishing continues to be productive on the Susquehanna River.  Anglers are having success with liver, worms and shrimp.
Adams County
Largemouth Bass and Bluegill are being caught using live bait and plastics at Orrtanna Pond.
Fall stocking of the Special Regulation Fly Fishing Only Section of the Conewago Creek is quickly approaching.  The stocking is scheduled for October 3rd.  Details regarding stockings can be found on our website.   
Reports compiled by Adam Spangler (, Southcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.​​