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REGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)

May 22, 2019

Dauphin County

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Georgia Rose Shartzer, age 3, caught this 6lb., 24-1/4" Brown Trout on Clarks Creek using a spinner. Her proud dad, Jesse, sent in the photo when he was requesting an Angler Award for her catch.


Memories were made on the evening of May 15th on the Wiconisco Creek near Millersburg. Three generations did very well, despite the high water, catching their limits of Brook and Brown Trout on live minnows and spinners. On the left is Davey "sign Collector" Brown, his Pap, Ray E. Bloom (center), and Uncle Ray W. Bloom on the right. Davey says the family often makes the trip from Sunbury to fish the Wiconisco Creek.

Cumberland County

Update on the Geotechnical Exploration on Children's Lake: The consultant had planned for the drilling to start the week of May 20, but it has been delayed until June 10. The work is expected to take 10 to 12 days and mostly includes work in Bucher Hill Road, but there will be one boring next to the foot bridge which is expected to take one day.  The property will remain open to the public as usual with only minor restrictions around the drill rig.  We expect some minor disruptions such as traffic and noise, but have been told the drillers will do their best to minimize these issues and will leave the site as they found it.   


MAY 15, 2019

Bedford County

Notice of ROAD CLOSURE for Bridge Repair: Notice of Road Closed for PENNDOT ECMS 109159 Project: SR 7216, T-314 Barnes Road, Mann Twp., Bedford Co. PA

George S. Hann & Son, Inc. plans to begin construction on a bridge rehabilitation project, PennDOT ECMS No. 109159,  SR 7216, Section T-314 (Barnes Road), Mann Township, Bedford County, PA on or about May 28, 2019. The road will be closed for the project and alternate detour routes will be in place. Please be aware of the construction zone and follow the marked detour routes. 

The Bedford Bridge No. 28, over Crooked Run, is near 663 Barnes Road, Artemas, PA and is close to the intersection of SR 26. It is just a short distance from the PA/MD border. Construction is to be completed (weather permitting) on or before July 15, 2019. 

Dauphin County 

Middletown Reservoir continues to produce nice Rainbow Trout.  Anglers using live bait are having the best success.  

Juniata County 

The Juniata River is running high and muddy, but anglers are catching some Channel Catfish, Flatheads and an occasional eel in the slack water. 

Anglers are catching trout on some of the smaller trout waters, such as Delaware Creek and E. Licking Creek. 

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Dave Borrell with an 18 ½ inch Brook Trout caught on Delaware Creek.  This beautiful fish smashed a minnow.

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Bertha and Richard with a nice Channel Catfish and eel caught on the Juniata River at the PFBC Mifflintown access.

Lebanon County 

The Snitz and Tulpehocken Creeks were stocked recently with some fine-looking Rainbow Trout.  The use of worms and paste baits will work the best.   

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