SC REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)
ALERT: Please note that this website will be going through a migration from November 4-22, 2022, and due to that migration, region reports may not be updated during this time.
Reminder: The Mandatory Cold Weather Life Jacket Wear Law went into effect on November 1, 2022, and will run through April 30, 2023. Make sure that you and your passengers are safe!
Beginning in 2012, the following regulation was established:
a person shall wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD or life jacket) during the cold weather months from November 1st through April 30th while underway or at anchor on boats less than 16 feet in length or any canoe or kayak.
November 9, 2022
Adams/Western York Counties-
For some great Fall trout fishing, the Fly Fishing Only, Catch and Release section of the Conewago Creek was stocked in late October. Another great spot is the Trophy Trout, Delayed Harvest Section of the Codorus Creek, with its wild Brown Trout populations.
Blair/ Bedford/ Huntingdon Counties-
Little Juniata River: Anglers are finding good catch rates for trout on the river. The water is and has been on the low side. Anglers are reminded to be mindful of spawning trout and be aware of the redds (egg nests).
Shawnee Lake: Sporadic success for bass has been seen around the lake. All those out enjoying the November weather are reminded of the MANDATORY cold weather wear law while on a boat 16 feet or less as well as any canoe or kayak.
Canoe Creek Lake: Some Fall time trout are being caught after the late October stocking. Worms and small spinners have been the key for successful anglers.
With the cooler temperatures, the Yellow Breeches has been seeing less usage. Anglers that have been fishing have caught some nice-sized Rainbow Trout around William's Grove. The Conodoguinet has not been experiencing much use either, as the number of bass anglers has diminished.
November 2, 2022
Mifflin/Northern Huntingdon Counties-
Anglers have been catching panfish and Largemouth Bass at Lake Perez on a variety of live bait and lures, including soft plastic baits. Anglers have been catching Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River with soft plastic baits in the morning and in the evening. Some anglers have also caught Muskellunge with large stick-baits lures. Greenwood Lake was recently stocked with trout and are being caught with live bait.
Southern Huntingdon County-
Anglers have had success with Muskellunge at Raystown Lake. Musky are known as the fish of a thousand casts. Some anglers prefer trolling large lures at speeds ranging from 3.5 to 5.5 miles per hour. Other anglers prefer fishing close to shore in the shallows along the edge of weed beds. Those anglers are using live shiners and slow-trolling or using a slip bobber to the preferred depth. They are also casting and retrieving large lures along the weed beds and shorelines.
Muskellunge are one of our state's largest fish species. The state record fish was 54 pounds. Visit the Muskellunge features page of our PA Fishes Gallery on our website to learn more about this interesting coolwater fish.
Reports compiled by Dee Fisher (email@example.com), Southcentral Region Outreach and Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers and other PFBC staff.