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

Reminder: Each person in a powerboat, personal watercraft (PWC), canoe, kayak, rowboat, or stand-up paddleboard (SUP) must have a wearable, United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved Life Jacket (PFD - Personal Floatation Device) that is readily accessible. Life jackets must be the appropriate type, size, and fit for the person intended. Children 12 years of age and younger must always wear a life jacket while underway.

August 3, 2022

It's a great time to avoid the hot temperatures by heading to the cold mountain streams to fish for wild trout.  Flies or worms will work.  Sneak up to a pool, behind a tree, so you don't spook these wild trout. Remember to wet your hands if you touch the trout before releasing them. If the hook is in the tongue or further back, please cut the line at the edge of the mouth, so these fragile fish survive.  Find some Best Fishing Waters for Wild Trout near you by using the FishBoatPA mobile app. 



July 27, 2022

Adams/Western York Counties- 
Anglers are catching Black Crappie and White Perch on live minnows, worms, and swimbaits on Lake Marburg. Sunfish and other small panfish are biting under the bridges and in the coves. 

Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass on topwater lures around the banks of the Long Arm Reservoir.  Panfish are biting at the boat launch area from the shore.

Mifflin/Northern Huntingdon Counties- 
Smallmouth Bass fishing has been productive on the Juniata River. Soft plastics and lures have worked best for catching smallmouth. Anglers are fishing isolated deep pockets of water since the water level of the Juniata River has been low.

Anglers have been catching panfish in Lake Perez. Small jigs work best in six to eight feet of water.

Several Muskellunge have been caught in the Juniata River. Anglers have been using large spinners and soft baits. Smallmouth Bass fishing has been productive in the deeper water pockets of the Juniata River. Anglers have been using plastic lures for Smallmouth Bass.

Southern York County- 
Bass have been caught with jigs, swim baits, and jerk baits. Remember that bass cannot be kept from the Susquehanna River or within ½ mile up of any tributaries to the river. 

The Flathead and Channel Catfish action has been slow because of low water levels, high temperatures, and post-spawn inactivity.

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