South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) — Largemouth bass angling was great in early August, with deep-diving crankbaits at 10 feet plus, seven- to 10-inch Carolina rigged worms, and jigs with big trailers all effective. Soft swimbaits were starting to work off points. The winning weight in the recent tournament was nearly 18 pounds for five bass, including the 61⁄2-pound lunker.  White perch fishing was excellent on smaller crankbaits, finesse baits, and chunks of crawlers. 

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — As of Aug. 4, flow was average for summer, and water was clear and in the mid-to-upper 60s. Anglers were advised to keep a thermometer on hand and not to fish when water hit 70 degrees to avoid stressing trout. TCO Fly Shop recommended dry/dropper combos with large stimulator and Green Weenie. Hatches included Blue-Winged Olives (18-20), midges (20-24), Tan Caddis (14-16), and Slate Drakes (12-14). 

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