Susquehanna River — Bass and walleye fishing was improving in late October, and the catfishing remained strong, with nice channel cats reported, and large flatheads beginning to show up.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — As of Oct. 21, the river was running low and clear, and water was in the 50- to 60-degree range. TCO Fly Shop recommended small caddis and Cahill patterns. Terrestrials were still productive, and a few October caddis were beginning to appear. Nymphing with Green Caddis Larva, Green Weenies, and small mayfly patterns was recommended. Other hatches included blue quills, slate drakes and flying ants.
Pinchot Lake (Adams County) — Crappies were reported at the dam breast in recent weeks.
Long Arm Dam (Adams County) — Nice largemouth bass were reported in recent weeks.
Clark’s Creek (Dauphin County) — The fly-fishing-only section was yielding some nice recently stocked trout.
Gordon Lake (Bedford County) — Nice-size bluegills and perch were reported in recent weeks.
Juniata River — Smallmouth bass were hitting near the Narrows Boat Ramp during the day in recent weeks, with small jerkbaits and plastics productive.
Quittapahilla Creek (Lebanon County) — The delayed-harvest section was yielding recently stocked brown trout, with gold-blade small spinners productive for some anglers.
Holman Lake (Perry County) — Recently stocked trout were hitting pastebaits and redworms.