South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013
Juniata River (Juniata, Mifflin counties) — Decent numbers of panfish, like sunfish and rock bass, were reported, along with channel catfish and carp. The carp released in stretches through Mifflin County were hitting on crawlers and corn, in both daytime and evening hours.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon, Blair counties) — Water was clear, in the 60s and at normal flow June 24. Hatches included blue-winged olives (18-20), midges (20-24), tan caddis (14-16), craneflies (16-18), and slate drakes (12-14). TCO Fly Shop recommended a dry-dropper combination of large stimulators and Green Weenies, since the river has an abundance of rock worms and they are typically green.
Susquehanna River (Cumberland County) — Walleyes and smallmouths were hitting on plastic worms in motor oil and dark green colors. Channel catfish were reported, with a 25½-incher and a 30½-incher caught on cut bait around Duncannon this spring.
Lake Redman, Lake Williams (York, Adams county) — Bass were hitting in the early morning hours at both lakes. Crappies were reported on small minnows under bobbers.
Octararo Reservoir (Lancaster County) — Largemouth bass up to 8 pounds and smallmouths up to 3.5 pounds were reported on stickbaits, buzzbaits and plastic worms. Numbers also have been impressive.