South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report - October 12th, 2012
Raystown Lake (Huntingdon County)
The southern end was yielding crappies on jigs fished over submerged wood and shoreline trees. Channel catfish up to 26 inches were reported.
Juniata River (Huntingdon, Mifflin counties)
Water was low in late September, but anglers were catching nice size smallmouth bass on plastics and live bait. Some anglers were catching walleyes up to 20-plus inches on crawler harnesses or jigs and shiners in the deeper water. Channel catfish also were reported on crawlers and cut bait.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County)
Higher, cooler flow from rainfall was reported Sept. 29. Hatches included a few caddis, the occasional slate drakes, and some blue quills. Productive patterns included Green Weenies (12-14), Slate Drake Duns and Nymphs (12), Green Caddis Larva (14-18).
Gordon Lake (Bedford County)
Bluegills up to 9-plus inches were the main catch in recent weeks.
Canoe Creek Lake (Blair County)
Trout were becoming more active in the cooling water temperatures of recent weeks. Bass and panfish also were reported. A five-foot drawdown was slated to begin Oct. 2 for repairs and construction this winter.
Holman Lake (Lebanon County)
Largemouth bass were reported at this Little Buffalo State Park impoundment on tubes, shiners and plastic worms.
Susquehanna River (York County)
Catfish were hitting at various spots, with commercially-prepared baits, shrimp and crawlers fished on the bottom productive. Cooling water has spurred some bass action from York Haven to Conowingo.
Octararo Lake (Lancaster County)
Numbers of largemouth bass were reported Oct. 1, with crankbaits in 4 to 8 feet productive in cooler water temperatures. Soft plastics also were working. Bright colors were effective in murky water, and neutral colors worked on sunny days. A lot of white perch and a few yellow perch were hitting little minnows and crawlers. Numbers of channel catfish were hitting on clam snouts, crawlers and shrimp. Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle has slated a Bass Open Tournament for Sunday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. For more, call 717-529-2488 or visit www.jims