South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report - February 15th, 2013
Yellow Breeches Creek (York County)
The catch-and-release section near Allenberry was yielding some nice trout, with Green Weenies, scuds, and other standard nymphs productive. A state trout stocking was slated for Feb. 19.
Big Spring Creek (Cumberland County)
Scuds were the ticket in the fly-fishing section as of Feb. 1.
Laurel Lake (Cumberland County)
This 25-acre lake in Pine Grove Furnace State Park was yielding nice-size trout on PowerBait through the ice in late January. Fish were holdovers from the fall stocking.
Susquehanna River (Dauphin County)
By the beginning of February, rainfall made water high, but walleye anglers were making nice catches near the confluence with the Juniata River near Duncannon.
Susquehanna River (York County)
Walleyes and catfish were coming in from around the York Haven and Brunner Island areas. Liver and shrimp were taking catfish, and jigs with minnows or twister tails were the ticket for walleyes.
Muddy Creek (York County)
A state trout stocking is slated for Feb. 14.
Juniata River (Huntingdon, Mifflin counties)
Walleyes up to 25 inches and muskies were reported on jigs and plugs at daylight and dusk in the Newton Hamilton area. Shore anglers outnumbered boaters, but both reported success.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County)
Water was high and mucky and in the 40s as of Feb. 1. Fish were in the deeper, winter pools. Streamers were productive, as were micronymphs under indicators. Hatches were limited. Large stonefly and caddis patterns were recommended, along with stripping woolly buggers.
Canoe Creek Lake (Blair County)
A state trout stocking was slated for Feb. 11.
East Branch Antietam, Falling Branch creeks (Franklin County)
State trout stockings are slated for Feb. 26.