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

OCTOBER 17, 2018

Huntingdon / Mifflin Counties

The Juniata River has a nice flow of water for this time of year; hopefully the rain holds off and it stays clear. There are nice sized Smallmouth Bass being caught on spinnerbaits. The Walleyes should be moving soon in the river. Greenwood Lake was stocked with trout two weeks ago. Remember, after Labor Day, the daily limit of trout is 3.

Juniata County

Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River.  Dark colored tubes, twisters, plastic worms and crank baits are being used.

Perry County

Smallmouth Bass are being caught on the Juniata River using dark colored tubes, twisters and plastic worms (3 to 4-inch range).  Crank baits are also working. 

Anglers are still catching some rainbow trout at Holman Lake from the fall stocking earlier this month.  Paste baits, minnows and worms are working. 

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Karen with a nice Smallmouth Bass caught on the Juniata River near Millerstown.


OCTOBER 10, 2018

York and Adams Counties

Anglers at Pinchot Lake are catching catfish and Striped Bass using chicken liver and worms from the bank at Boat Mooring Area 2.

Anglers are catching fish in the Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Section of the Conewago Creek between Arendtsville and Biglerville, which was stocked on October 2nd.

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Thanks to Adams County Trout Unlimited for assisting in float stocking.

Juniata County

Anglers are starting to catch some nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River around the Mifflintown Bridge and the Mifflintown PFBC access area.  Baits of choice include shiners, night crawlers and artificial baits such as dark colored tubes and twisters with either 1/4 oz or 1/8 oz jig heads, depending on water flow.  Some Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish are also being caught.

Perry County

Fishing at Holman Lake (Little Buffalo State Park) is good.  Many anglers are catching some nice Rainbow Trout, Perch and Bluegills.  Baits include small worms, minnows and power bait (for trout).  Fish power bait on the bottom for the Rainbow Trout.  Try using a small bobber with about 5 feet of leader with a small hook (worms and minnows) for perch and bluegills.  Some anglers are also catching Rainbow Trout while trolling small spinners.

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Shybree with a nice perch.

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Danielle with a nice perch.

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Paula with a nice Rainbow Trout

Cumberland County

There are several fall trout stockings throughout the county.  Check the stocking list at the Fish and Boat Commission's website to find out if your favorite stream is getting an allotment of trout this fall. 

Get out and enjoy the early autumn weather, fall foliage, and quiet waters around Cumberland County this year!

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