South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
Octararo Lake (Lancaster County)
Crappies were reported on white tube jigs off bobbers, retrieved very slowly, from the 472 Bridge. Perch were hitting shad darts or stick bobbers near the covered bridge.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County)
Water was stained and in the 40s as of March 2. Fish were in the slower, deeper pools and a good streamer bite was reported. Micro-nymphs under indicators also were working. Good patterns included Zebra Midges (18-22), Green Weenies (12-14), Green Caddis Larva (14-18), Zuddlers (4-8), and Slump Busters (4-8).
Canoe Creek Lake (Blair County)
Recently-stocked trout were iced through mid-February, although the seven-foot draw-down made for a slow bite on other species. This former “early season” water is now open to year-round fishing, with no harvest from March 1 until the opening day of trout season.