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

July 17, 2019

Lebanon County

Take your kids out for good sunfish fishing at Memorial Lake, Lions Lake or Stoever's Dam.  Worms work great!

Dauphin County

Catfishing continues to be good all throughout the lower Susquehanna River using shrimp, liver, minnows, worms and stink bait.  

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Kyle, with musky caught on the Susquehanna River

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Kurt, with a catfish caught on Susquehanna River south of Sunbury.

York County

Anglers are catching crappie using live bait and catching Hybrid Striped Bass using chicken liver on Pinchot Lake at Gifford Pinchot State Park. Catfish are being caught from the banks around the lake as well.

At Lake Marburg at Codorus State Park, anglers are catching Bluegill, White Perch and other panfish under the bridges and coves using live bait and soft plastics. 

Walleye are being caught at Long Arm Reservoir using live bait in the early evenings. Catfish and Carp are also being caught near the boat ramp in the evenings.  



July 10, 2019

Blair County

The fishing conditions on the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River are good and the Smallmouth Bass have been biting.

Juniata County

Water temperatures continue to rise on the Juniata River. Best fishing times are at dawn and in the evening. Try using plastic swimbaits or top water lures and fish as much of the river as possible. Look for fish surfacing and cast at those spots where fish are active.  

If fishing during the day when the weather is hotter, fish live baits such as hellgrammites, creek chubs, shiners, nightcrawlers or stonecats. Fish the deeper pools and larger rocks (structures) where these bass might be located.

Channel and Flathead Catfish are still being caught at night on cut baits, live bait such as small sunfish or creek chubs and even chicken livers that can be purchased at the local grocery store.

Perry County

On Holman Lake, anglers are catching a few Largemouth Bass and some panfish. Fish are most active early in the morning or late evening due to warm temperatures during the day.  

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A nice Largemouth Bass caught at Little Buffalo State Park on a jig with a plastic crayfish.

York County

Anglers reported that bass are hitting at Lake Redman in the early morning hours.

The crappies are biting well all over York County. Usual crappie baits fished either under a bobber or without and small minnows fished 3 to 5 feet below a bobber have been successful.

Dauphin County

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Musky fingerlings stocked at Fort Hunter access. 

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