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

June 15, 2021

Dauphin County

Photo Caption: Lavon C. caught a few nice Smallmouth Bass this past weekend off the boat dock at Middletown Access while fishing the Swatara Creek.  This one was a little over 16".

Lavon C holding 16 inch Smallmouth Bass

Juniata County

Anglers are catching trout still in local trout streams.   Small spinners and smaller baits such as wax worms, small minnows and redworms are working.  Lighter line such as 4 lb test is preferred due to lower and clearer water levels.

Smallmouth Bass are being caught on white spinner baits and tube jigs (3 to 4 inch). 


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Caption: Michael and Jason with some nice trout on a local trout stream in Juniata County.

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Caption: Adley with a beautiful Golden Rainbow Trout caught in Delaware Creek.


Perry County

Anglers continue to catch a few crappie, perch and sunfish at Holman Lake, Little Buffalo State park.  Small minnows on jigs or just on a hook and bobber are working the best. 

Some Channel Catfish and Flathead catfish are also being caught in the Juniata River.  Live baits, cut baits, and nightcrawlers are the baits of choice. 

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Photo Caption: Liv with a nice Smallmouth Bass caught in the Cocolamus Creek.  The fish was released.

June 9, 2021

Juniata River
Anglers are reporting Smallmouth Bass are really enjoying the cicadas. Anglers are using live cicadas or lures that look like them for an awesome top water strike.


Summer heat will have many reptiles on the move.  Watch for turtles moving to nesting locations and snakes, like the black rat pictured, who was freed from his tangled mess and released without incident.  

Lake Marburg
Anglers are catching Black Crappie and White Perch on live minnows and swimbaits.   Anglers are catching Walleye near bridges around sunset on live bait. 
Long Arm Reservoir
Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass on topwater lures near the banks.  Panfish are biting at the boat launch area from shore.

Susquehanna River

Anglers are catching Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, and Smallmouth Bass at York Haven Catwalk.

Reports compiled by Dee Fisher (, Southcentral Region Outreach & Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers, and other PFBC staff.​​