SC REGION REPORTS
REGION COUNTIES -- Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York (County Guide)
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
Bass are beginning to start to feed more aggressively with anglers reporting good catches around Lake Clarke and the Conowingo Reservoir.
Both Channel Catfish and Flathead Catfish are being reported in good numbers in the Susquehanna River from Yorkhaven south to Lake Aldred.
Mandatory PFD wear is in effect until April 30th for all canoes, kayaks and boats under 16 feet in length.
Huntingdon / Mifflin County
The Juniata River was high and muddy from the rainfall, but once it clears up the water should be just right for some good Walleye fishing. The best times are early morning and at sunset.
On October 23rd, the Conewago Creek's Catch and Release Fly Fishing Only Section was float stocked by Adams County Trout Unlimited and Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited.
OCTOBER 30, 2019
Bedford and Fulton Counties
Due to below average rainfall for this time of year, Shawnee Lake has not refilled as quickly as expected. The Diehl Boat Launch is the only boat ramp that is usable currently. The lake is about 4.5 feet below normal pool, and anglers are having luck targeting bass, as the fish are concentrated around submerged structures. Most reported success is coming from plastic bass baits fished slowly. As November nears, crappie will be moving to deeper water in Koon and Gordon Lakes. Smaller jigs and lipless cranks worked vertically in good habitat or where you mark schools of fish on your electronics seem to be what is working this week.
Huntingdon / Mifflin Counties
Stripers are being caught at Raystown Lake trolling live bait. A few Walleyes are being caught on the Juniata River, and with the colder weather coming it's only going to get better. Hunting season is here, and small boats are being used on the water; remember to stay within the boat's capacity. Mandatory PFD wear takes effect on November 1st.
Angler are enjoying the cooler weather on the Yellow Breeches.
Reports compiled by Adam Spangler (RA-FBSCFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Southcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.