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

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

Juniata County

Anglers are catching a few nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River with 3- to 4-inch stick baits in silver or gold, or live baits including shiners, hellgrammites and stone cats.  

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Steve with a beautiful 20-inch Smallmouth Bass he caught on the Juniata River.  Fish was released to fight another day.           

Perry County

Anglers are still catching a few Largemouth Bass on Holman Lake.  Spinners, stick baits and plastic swim baits are being used.  Anglers are reminded that this lake holds some large Muskies which may hit white spinner baits, jointed minnow swim baits or larger spinners.  Panfish can also be caught here at the lake on a simple worm and bobber set up. 


SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Juniata County
A few anglers are catching some Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River. Later in the day seems to be the most productive. Try fishing areas with faster moving water with lots of larger rock structures, and fish slowly. Live bait such as hellgrammites and stonecats should work well.

Blair County
Currently, the fishing conditions on the Little Juniata River and the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River are good.

York County

Low, clear water conditions are making for great bowfishing in York County waters!

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