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South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County)

A spate of cooler weather caused water temperatures to fall a little to the 60s as of Aug. 18, making for more fishable conditions. Anglers are urged not to target trout when water hits 70 degrees. Water also was clear. Ants and beetles were on the banks. A few caddis, some slate drakes, and some summer blue quills also were hatching. Productive techniques included dry droppers with slate drakes or dry caddis and go-to summertime nymphs, such as Green Weenies and Pheasant Tails.

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County)

Bass fishing was slow, with the best catches coming in deeper water, 15 to 20 feet, on jigs and pigs after 10 a.m. The yellow perch and white perch bites were good to excellent for anglers fishing chunks of crawlers or medium fatheads in 15 feet around riprap. Green crawlers and clam snouts were taking nice size channel cats up to 10 pounds by the Bluegill Road Bridge. A few walleyes were reported by the covered bridge, along with the occasional northern pike. 

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