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

Fishing and Boating Report – April 22, 2015
Dauphin County

Anglers have reported catching Catfish and Common Carp on Swatara Creek.  

Cumberland County

Anglers have been enjoying the warmer weather and spending time out on the water. Trout are being caught all over Cumberland County.

Jason with his catches
Jason Fisher caught these nice trout on April 16 at Upper Allen Park on the Yellow Breeches Creek, Cumberland County

Perry County

Anglers targeting bass on the Juniata River/Susquehanna River are reminded that these bass must be immediately returned to the waters.

York County

2015 Family Fishing Festival at Gifford Pinchot State Park

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has scheduled this year’s Family Fishing Festival at Gifford Pinchot State Park for Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for families to learn fishing skills and enjoy fishing.

This program is a great way to introduce friends and family to the sport of fishing, NO license needed!  PFBC provides instruction, all equipment, bait and tackle.
Family Fishing Festivals are educational events designed for families with little or no fishing experience to have fun fishing together. Families will learn basic fishing skills and have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing during the program.

The PFBC is waiving the fishing license requirement during the program for registered Family Fishing Festival participants 16 and older.
The program is open to all ages, including children ages 5 and up.
Pre-registration is required. Register by 4 p.m., May 1, 2015.  To register visit fishandboat.com.  Space is limited, and there will be no registrations accepted the day of the event.

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 15, 2015
FishBoatPA appDid you know that we have a new app? FishBoatPA is the official app from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Whether you want to go fishing, explore waterways by boat, buy a fishing license, or simply enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, the FishBoatPA app provides the information and services you need.  Check it out: http://fishandboat.com/mobile.htm.

Adams County

Conewago Creek and Conococheague Creek are seeing many anglers with nice catches of trout.  Salmon eggs and paste baits have been the bait of choice.  

Cumberland County

Anglers have been enjoying the warmer weather and spending time out on the water. Trout are being caught all over Cumberland County with Yellow Breeches Creek and Children’s Lake seeing a lot of action.

Trout
Dan Boyle from Mechanicsburg, PA caught this nice trout on the Yellow Breeches on 4/13/15

Perry County

Sherman Creek anglers are catching nice trout on spinners and paste baits.   The nice weather has more anglers out on the water enjoying trout season.

Western York County

Anglers on Long Arm Dam and Shepard Myers Reservoir are catching Yellow Perch and Largemouth Bass on crank baits. 

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Fishing and Boating Report – April 8, 2015
Cumberland County

Anglers are catching nice Rainbow and Brook Trout on the Yellow Breeches and Big Springs Creeks on salmon eggs and red worms.

Dauphin County

Anglers are catching nice Brook Trout on Clarks Creek using rooster tail spinners.

Jim and Abbie
Jim Groy and his daughter, Abbie, are ready to catch some nice trout, which they saw jumping out of the water on Armstrong Creek on Tuesday

FishBoatPA appDid you know that we have a new app? FishBoatPA is the official app from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Whether you want to go fishing, explore waterways by boat, buy a fishing license, or simply enjoy the beauty of Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources, the FishBoatPA app provides the information and services you need.  Check it out: http://fishandboat.com/mobile.htm.

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