South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 9th, 2013

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County)

Excellent largemouth bass releases were reported at the end of April, with jig and pigs and Texas-rigged creature baits producing before 10 or 11 a.m., and chartreuse and white or plain white spinnerbaits with tandem blade or double willow-leaf blade after 11 a.m. Jim Neary, of Neary’s Bait and Tackle, reported a fantastic white perch bite, with fish hitting little chunks of crawlers or small crankbaits along the rocks. The crappies hadn’t turned on as of April 27. Some citation-size crappies were reported, but the numbers weren’t there. The covered bridge was yielding walleyes up to 24½ inches. The catfish bite was improving by the day, with channels up to 13 pounds, 5 ounces reported. Green crawlers were productive.

Susquehanna River (York County)

Muddy water and floating wood kept boaters off the water at the end of April, but some anglers were catching walleyes.

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