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Map highlighting counties in the Southcentral RegionREGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)

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 – November 19, 2014
Lebanon County

Trout
These nice trout were stocked at Stoever's Dam in Lebanon County this past week

Mifflin and Huntingdon Counties

Anglers on the Juniata River are reporting catching Walleye from early evening to late at night.  

York County

The colder temperatures have slowed the fishing down in York County.  Very few anglers are out on Pinchot Lake, but there have been reports of Perch and Crappie being caught. Anglers are reporting that Walleye are also being caught on the Susquehanna River.

REMINDER: Hunters, boaters, and anglers are reminded that as of November 1, 2014 you MUST wear your life jacket while onboard boats under 16 feet, including canoes and kayaks. 

REMINDER: Hunting is permitted on PA Fish and Boat Commission property (unless otherwise posted); however, hunters need to make sure they do not encroach upon the safety zones extending from neighboring properties.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 12, 2014
Cumberland County

Anglers at Laurel Lake
Anglers were getting their lines wet as soon as the Rainbow Trout went into the Laurel Lake during last week’s stocking. Many anglers commented that the trout looked great and were surprised to see nets of 20” trout being released.

Anglers are also catching trout on the Yellow Breeches from the Cold Springs Inn downstream to Lower Allen Township Park. Nature bait seems to be working well.

Huntingdon County

On the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River, anglers, using a variety of live bait, have been catching Rock Bass in the area of the hydro plant and the Raystown Dam Spillway. Anglers are reminded that the daily creel limit on Rock Bass is 10 per day in the Juniata River and its tributaries.

Some anglers have been targeting Walleye in the river as well; successful anglers report that the bite has been on suspending and sinking type stick baits.

Remember Mandatory PFD Wear is in effect at this time!

Mifflin County

The water level on the Juniata River is extremely low for this time of year; wade fishing is being done in certain areas. Smallmouth Bass are being caught, and a few Walleye catches have been reported, as well.

There has been an increase in angling on Kish Creek, Honey Creek, and Tea Creek, using both spinning rods and fly rods. Anglers report some nice trout being caught in those locations.

Hunting season is upon us. People using small watercraft, canoes, and kayaks are reminded to wear their life jackets.

The public is also reminded that PFBC Accesses are for Fishing and Boating, not extra-curricular activities.
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Fishing and Boating Report – November 5, 2014
Adams County

Trout anglers are enjoying the fall season on the many approved trout waters in the county.  Everything from spinners to live bait is working well. 

Dauphin County

Anglers are having good success with Bass in the Dauphin narrows area of the Susquehanna River. Recent cold fronts have increased the activity of the Walleye.  Many anglers are having success on the East Shore Dock Street Dam area of the Susquehanna River.

Illegal dumping
Anglers can help landowners by reporting illegal dumping, such as this dumpsite near Powell Creek. Timely reports allow our Waterways Conservation Officers to make prosecutions, such as in this case.

York County

Flathead Catfish
Flathead Catfish anglers, like Chris Coles, are having success around Three Mile Island on the Susquehanna River using bluegills as bait. Nice catch, Chris!

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