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

Fishing and Boating Report – May 18, 2016
Juniata County

Anglers are still catching lots of trout in local waters.  Recent rains have brought streams up to good fishing levels.  Minnows, spinners, wax worms and paste baits are producing trout catches.  Local Cooperative nurseries are also stocking local streams.

Dave and his two daughters
Dave and his two daughters enjoying trout fishing on East Licking Creek.  Both girls were using spinners and caught several trout.

Dave with 2 nice Brook Trout
Dave with 2 nice Brook Trout from Laurel Run caught in and around log jams on the stream

Perry County

Anglers are catching Trout and Panfish at Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Anglers are also catching trout in local streams. 

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Fishing and Boating Report – May 11, 2016
Dauphin County

Manada Creek will be stocked on Friday, May 13th.  Come out and enjoy the fun!
The trout at Middletown Reservoir continue to bite well.  This is a good place to take the family.  Paste bait and worms are working great.

Float stocking
Much of Stony Creek was recently float stocked by members of the Dauphin County Anglers and Conservationists & Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers Clubs. We thank them for their continued help and support.

Lebanon County

The Snitz, Bachman, and Mill Creeks are all full of stocked trout.  These streams seem to be overlooked by fishermen, but are a good choice for action.

Panfish continue to be active at Memorial Lake.  This is a great place to take the kids for fun.  Worms are the preferred choice.
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Fishing and Boating Report – May 4, 2016
Cumberland County

With the boating season upon us, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment prior to using your watercraft.  Make sure you have a USCG approved wearable personal flotation device on board for every passenger -- it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!  If your boat requires a fire extinguisher, make sure it is charged, and properly mounted.  Make sure your Type IV throwable flotation device isn't torn or worn out.  Years of hot sun and rain can really weaken your safety equipment.

Take time to visually inspect your vessel for cracks in the hull.  Pay especially close attention to the transom, where the motor attaches to the boat.  The weight of the outboard motor can cause hairline cracks on the hull, if it is too heavy.

Remember, it is a good idea to have an anchor and paddles on board, to prevent any mishaps while on the water. Plan ahead, and have a safe boating season.

Dauphin County

Float stocking
Members of the Millersburg Conservation club float stocking Wiconisco Creek

Golden Rainbow
Nice Golden Rainbow caught and released on the Mahantango Creek

Juniata County

Local Trout streams continue to be stocked by local sportsman clubs and the PA Fish and Boat Commission.  Recent rains have brought up water levels on streams and will continue to fluctuate with rainfalls.  Anglers continue to catch lots of trout.  Baits of choice are paste baits, spinners, minnows and small artificial sinking minnow baits.

Perry County

Anglers are catching trout and panfish on Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Local streams continue to be stocked with trout from local cooperative nurseries and the PA Fish and Boat Commission.  Baits of choice are paste baits, spinners, minnows and small artificial sinking minnow baits.

Limits of Brook Trout
Donald and Kim with limits of Brook Trout caught on Little Buffalo Creek
Brown Trout
Aaron located this nice 19-inch Brown Trout in a log jam area on the lower end of Little Buffalo Creek

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