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

August 16, 2017

Huntingdon County
Fishing on Raystown Lake has been slow.  Lake conditions are muddy in the upper end of the lake due to recent rain events, so anglers and boaters should keep a proper lookout for debris.  Anglers are reporting catches of catfish, carp, and some walleye in and around the Coffee Run Area of the lake.
The Juniata River is high and muddy.  Boaters should use caution.
Juniata County
Fishing on the Juniata River for Smallmouth Bass over the past week has been outstanding, except for the periods of heavy rain which made the river muddy.  Baits of choice include plastic swim baits which imitate 3 to 4 minnows or crayfish, or worms.  Fish these baits slowly and look for rock structures or ledges to fish.
Aaron Morder with a nice 19 ¼ inch bass caught on artificial plastic bait and released.
Perry County
Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass at Holman Lake. 


August 9, 2017

Perry County
Anglers are catching panfish at Holman Lake near the dam area on small baits such as redworms, small minnows, wax worms and plastics such as small tubes, twisters on small jigs. 
Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on small top water lures and dark colored plastic tubes and twisters.  Anglers are reminded that this part (Perry County) of the Juniata River is a “Catch and Release” area for Smallmouth Bass. 
Dauphin County
American Eel
Matt from Mapleton with a nice Eel caught on the Susquehanna River near Dauphin
York County
Anglers at Lake Marburg are catching Black Crappie and White Perch on live minnows and swimbaits.  Walleye are being caught at bridges around sunset on live bait. 
Anglers at Long Arm Reservoir are catching Largemouth Bass on top water lures around the banks.  Panfish are biting at the boat launch area from shore.
Adams County
Largemouth bass and sunfish are being caught using live bait and plastics at Orrtanna Pond. 
Anglers on Lake Mae are catching panfish and catfish on live bait.


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