Southcentral Region

Little Juniata River (Blair County) – Low flow was reported Nov.
19, and anglers were nymphing with Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ears and
Green Weenies, or stripping streamers by the banks. Anglers were
urged to avoid disturbing spawning brown trout and their beds. For
more on these and other central Pennsylvania streams, visit

Raystown Lake (Huntingdon County) – Striped bass were hitting in
the upper end of the lake near Lake Raystown Resort and above in
recent weeks. As for much of the past year, smaller stripers, 8 to
10 pounds, were most plentiful, although some bigger fish were
caught, too. Although stripers become semi-dormant in cold weather,
lake trout get active and lakers were very catchable from marker 10
to the breast of the dam. Sizes ranged from 2 to 12 pounds in 30 to
40 feet, with 35 feet the best depth. Water was running very clear
and about 48 degrees late November. A few anglers were still
targeting bass, although fishing pressure had lightened

Big Spring Run (Perry County) – Anglers were seeing the
occasional Blue-Winged Olive and midges, but streamer and nymph
fishing were the most productive in late November. Levels were
good, and fish were feeding during the day. Anglers were urged to
avoid spawning fish and their redds. Sight fishing for rainbows in
the ditch was rewarding, with fish rising occasionally to midges
and otherwise feeding on cressbugs.

Letort Spring Run (Cumberland County) – Clear and cold was
reported Nov. 23, and anglers were urged to avoid spawning trout
and their redds. Blue-Winged Olives were seen, but not many fish
were rising to them. Nymphing with Pheasant Tails and cressbugs
fished on the bottom was the better bet. The run has been fishing
well, especially in the deeper runs. Streamers worked well in
recent weeks. Try sculpins or woolly buggers. For more, visit

Yellow Breeches Creek (Cumberland County) – Good conditions and
excellent fishing were reported in late November. Fish were rising
to midges and Blue-Winged Olives, but subsurface flies were the
best bet. Cold weather had crowds thinning. Anglers saw Caddis and
Blue-Winged Olives midday and midges in the evenings. Nymphing
around Allenberry was especially productive. Attractor patterns,
such as Copper Johns, Green Weenies and Hare’s Ear nymphs, also
were recommended along with sucker spawn, egg patterns and pink

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