SC Region Reports
REGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)
February 22, 2017
are catching trout on local trout streams.
Water levels are low and clear, and small baits such as wax worms on 4lb
test line are working the best. Streams
of choice are Cocolamus Creek and Lost Creek.
Anglers are reminded the extended season ends on February 28th
for Approved Trout Waters.
are being caught at Little Buffalo State Park on Holman Lake using minnows.
February 15, 2017
Stocked Trout Waters will be closing March 1 until 8:00 am on
April 1st, which is the Regional Opening Day of Trout. This includes Orrtanna Pond and Sheppard Myers Reservoir.
One exception to this regulation is the Mentored Youth Day on March 25th from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. A youth angler must possess a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or a Voluntary Youth Fishing License and be accompanied by an adult angler who possesses a valid fishing license with trout stamp. The youth angler may keep 2 trout of legal size (minimum of 7 inches) and the adult mentor is permitted to fish but must release all fish unharmed.
Another exception to the closed trout season is in the Special Regulation Areas. These areas include the Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Section of Conewago Creek and the Trophy Trout Artificial Lures Only Section of Codorus Creek. Both sections listed are catch and release areas during the closed season of Stocked Trout Waters.
Fishing pressure has been light on Raystown Lake and the spillway area, except for this local “angler”
that was observed scouting for a freshly caught meal atop the dam.
Anglers are reminded to abide by the restricted areas in
and around the dam and spillway.
Pre-Season Stocking is set to begin in Cumberland County,
starting February 22th. Contact your local newspaper, or go online the Fish
and Boat Commission website, to find out when your favorite stream is being
stocked. Volunteer help is always welcome. Make sure you arrive at
the designated meeting place on-time to receive the safety briefing from the
A little snow and mud has made some stream banks a bit
sloppy and slippery, but many anglers are enjoying winter trout fishing.
The Catch and Release areas on the Yellow
Breeches, Big Spring and Green
Spring are seeing steady angling pressure. Be aware of construction
in the vicinity of the Allenberry Playhouse in Boiling Springs, while fishing
the Special Regulation Area of the Yellow Breeches.
Recent draw down of Children’s
Lake Dam will not impact stocking of legal adult trout for 2017.
Reports compiled by Adam Spangler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Southcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.