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

DECEMBER 4, 2019

Fulton County

If you are looking for great winter trout fishing, Cowans Gap Lake was stocked on November 7th.  Just a reminder that the daily limit is 3 trout.

York County

All seasons, sizes and creel limits on Sheppard-Myers Reservoir have been temporarily lifted for anglers to utilize the fish before the lake is drained in the spring of 2020. A valid fishing license is still required.  The lake is being drained to allow repairs to the dam and spillway.  Please be aware that stocking of the reservoir will be suspended from 2020-2022.

Cumberland County

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Anglers are having success on the Yellow Breeches and enjoying the winter weather.


NOVEMBER 27, 2019

Dauphin County

Walleye in the 17" to 24" range are being caught at the Red Hill and Dock Street Dams. Live minnows and jigs are working best.

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Bailey's Grove has a new access point for fishermen to access Clark's Creek, approximately 1.5 miles east of the SR225, SR 325 intersections.

York County

The fall fishing action is heating up for Channel and Flathead Catfish. Worms, chicken livers and small baitfish are the most popular for catching Channel and Flathead Catfish.

Walleye fishing is also becoming productive with water temps cooling off. Jigs with minnows or twister tails of bright colors are working well.

Muddy Creek's CATCH AND RELEASE FLY-FISHING ONLY section was stocked in early October.

Huntingdon County

Lake Trout are being caught in the Seven Points area of the Raystown Lake. Successful anglers are trolling spoons just over top of the standing timber at various depths. Daily limit on Lake Trout is currently 3 per day and at least 7 inches in length. A valid trout/salmon permit is required if an angler intends to harvest and possess Lake Trout.

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Brad of McConnellsburg with a nice Laker!

Blair County

Canoe Lake was stocked on November 25, 2019, which was a change from the planned date of December 16th.

Huntingdon / Mifflin Counties

There have been some reports of Walleyes and Musky being caught on the Juniata River and on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River using lures and shiners.

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