AJ caught this nice bass near Halifax on a rubber worm stick bait. Fish was released.
Mr. Brown caught this bass on the Conodoguinet Creek in Cumberland County
Anglers are catching nice Channel Catfish below the York Haven Hydro Dam. This angler had luck using earthworms.
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass, catfish, and a few eels on the Juniata River. River levels are low and most boating is done by kayaks, canoes, and smaller motor jet boats. Baits for Smallmouth Bass include stonecats and jerkbaits. Baits for catfish include nightcrawlers and cut baits. With warmer temperatures, fishing is best early in the morning or late in the evening when temperatures are not as hot.
Boaters are reminded that launch permits are required for usage at PFBC access areas (Narrows/Mifflintown/Walker/Muskrat Springs/Thompsontown). Also launching and retrieving tubes and other swimming aids are not permitted. Many other areas exist for people who want to tube on the Juniata River in or around Mifflin and Mifflintown.
Aaron had an outstanding night of fishing. In less than two hours after dark, he landed his largest Channel Catfish (29 inches), his first Flathead Catfish (30 inches) and his first American Eel. All were caught in the Juniata River below Thompsontown.
Anglers are catching panfish at Holman Lake. Baits of choice include worms and small plastics such as twisters and tubes.
Raystown Lake anglers fishing for Striped Bass are fishing in and around mid-lake. Most action is occurring an hour or two before dark and very early morning. Tactics that have been successful include trolling live trout, and alewife.
Water levels continue to drop making it hard for boat-based angling on the Raystown Branch and Juniata River. Anglers might consider a day spent wet-wading, utilizing a variety of artificial baits, as well as some live bait, for the river’s Smallmouth Bass population.