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


November 1 through April 30

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April 14, 2021

Lebanon County

Mill Creek, Lions Lake and Stoever's Dam are heavily stocked with trout at this time.  Live bait and spinners are producing some nice fish.

Dauphin County

Middletown Reservoir is currently stocked heavily with trout.  Live bait and paste bait are working well at this time. 

Perry and Julie with trout from Clarks Creek 

Perry and Julie, with some nice trout harvested on Clark's Creek 

Huntingdon County

Smallmouth fishing on the Juniata River is starting to improve with the slight warmer weather. Plastic swim baits have been productive in catching the Smallmouth Bass. Trout are continued to be stocked in the local streams and lakes.

 Anna with Golden Rainbow Trout

Anna caught a beautiful Golden Rainbow Trout on Stone Creek.

Mifflin County

Anglers have been having some success in catching Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River. Smaller lure presentations such as small plastic swim baits have been productive in catching Smallmouth Bass. 

April 7, 2021

Juniata County

Opening day for trout anglers was successful.  With the cold temperatures early in the morning the bite was slow.  As water temperatures increased, the action did too.  Small spinners, wax worms, redworms and paste baits were the most used on opening day. 

Rainbow Trout

Addison with a nice Rainbow Trout caught late in the afternoon on East Licking creek.

Golden Rainbow Trout

Casey with a beautiful Golden Rainbow Trout caught on the lower end of East Licking Creek.

Perry County

Opening day on Holman Lake was slow first thing in the morning but as the weather got warmer the fishing picked up.  The upper half of the lake had the most action and the primary bait used was paste baits of assorted colors. 

Action was good on local trout streams such as the Little Juniata, Big Buffalo Creek and Panther Creek

Kline Family with Limit of Trout 

Kline family with their limits on Holman Lake.  All fish caught on paste baits.

Rainbow Trout

 Bob Barrick landed this beautiful Rainbow Trout on the Little Juniata Creek.

Rainbow Trout

Dalton with a huge 21-inch Rainbow Trout caught in the Little Juniata creek.

Huntingdon County

Crappies are biting on minnows on the southern end of the lake. Mandatory wear for personal flotation device is still in effect until April 30.

Cumberland County

Yellow Breeches Creek

Anglers are enjoying the fishing on the Yellow Breeches Creek. 

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