Armstrong, Clarks, Mahantango, Powells, Rattling creeks (Dauphin County); Children’s Lake at Boiling Springs (Cumberland County) — Freezing air temperatures put a dent in participation on these and other fisheries on Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day, March 28. Participation also may have seemed lighter on some lakes and streams this year because many more waters were in the program.
Letterkenny Reservoir (Franklin County) — Bitter cold impacted turnout for Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day March 28, but participants reported releasing nice numbers of trout.
Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting tube baits, as well as hard and soft plastic jerkbaits.
Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — Water was high and moving March 27. As conditions allowed, TCO Fly Shop advised fishing streamers along banks or fishing deep with flashy nymphs. Anglers were advised to be cautious while wading. Hatches on milder days included tiny Blue-Winged Olives (20-22) and midges (20-24).
Raystown Branch of Juniata River (Huntingdon County) — Walleyes, lake trout and the occasional striped bass were reported below Raystown Dam, with live bait as well as artificials effective. Large jerkbaits in rainbow trout patterns were being used to lure muskies.
Susquehanna River — As conditions allowed, a few bass, channel catfish and carp were reported on jigs with soft plastics in recent weeks, with the largest bass running 17 inches, the channel cat 22, and the carp 17 pounds.