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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 – February 25, 2015
It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Help us spread the word- and NOT invasive species- by checking out a few of our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) fact articles and/or youth newsletters:
http://fishandboat.com/ais.htm
http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/2001/so2001/ansgame.pdf

Perry County

Anglers continue to catch panfish on Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park).  Small jigs tipped with wax worms or small meal worms are being used. 

Lebanon County

Memorial Lake ice fishermen are catching panfish and Largemouth Bass on live minnows & small jigs.

Dauphin County

Folks are reminded to stay off the ice of the Susquehanna River.  It is a dangerous act and is illegal.

Blair County

The 32nd annual Jaffa Shrine Sports Show will take place from Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at Broad Avenue and 22nd Street, Altoona, PA 16603. For more information, visit: http://www.jaffashrine.org/SportsShow.html

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm

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Fishing and Boating Report – February 18, 2015
Dauphin County

With the very cold temperatures, not many anglers are fishing the creeks. However, anglers are reminded that the ice on the river is not safe, and should be avoided at all times.  

Cumberland County

The Yellow Breeches is going to be stocked with nice trout from the Huntsdale State Fish Hatchery on 2/18/2015.  For more Trout Stocking dates throughout the region, including weather-related postponements, visit our website.

York County

There is still a good supply of trout left over from last year, with very little fishing pressure this time of year. Anglers are reminded that the limit for trout during this time is 3 trout per day. Approved trout waters are closed from March 1 until 8am on the opening day.

Anglers are ice fishing on Gifford Pinchot Lake. Anglers are reporting nice catches of pan fish.

Blair County

The 32nd annual Jaffa Shrine Sports Show will take place from Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at Broad Avenue and 22nd Street, Altoona, PA 16603. For more information, visit: http://www.jaffashrine.org/SportsShow.html

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm

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Fishing and Boating Report – February 11, 2015
Bedford County

Nice sized Channel Catfish were observed being caught at Shawnee Lake. Try tip-ups fished over stream channels.  Minnows and fatheads are the baits being used. Reports of Walleye and Crappies being caught at Shawnee Lake have also been reported.

Cumberland County

Anglers ice fishing on Opossum Lake are catching Bluegills; but no reports of trout being caught have come in.  

Dauphin County

Come to the Great American Outdoor Show at the PA Farm Complex from Saturday, Feb. 7-Sunday, Feb. 15, and visit the PFBC in the Fishing Hall, booth 2301.

“Catch the Value” by purchasing your 2015 fishing license at our new discounted rate. We look forward to visiting with you!

York County

Anglers ice fishing on Sheppard-Myers Reservoir are catching nice pan fish jigging through the ice.

Lake Redman has thin to limited ice this year. Although anglers have been spotted on the lake, conditions are poor.

Reports of catfish and Walleye are coming in from the Yorkhaven and Brunner Island area of the Susquehanna River. Baits of choice are liver and shrimp for the catfish, and jigs with a minnow or twister tail for the Walleye.

Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall through the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm

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