Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Walleyes up to 8-plus pounds also were reported from shore at night in early June. Largemouth and smallmouth bass were released on spider jigs and other lures, with excellent fishing reported. Perch up to15 inches were reported on small herring on the bottom. The night bite on channel catfish was good on stinkbaits. Striper activity was hit or miss.
Upper Woods Pond (Pike County) — Bass releases were reported in early June. Trout were hitting powerbait.
Peck’s Pond (Pike County) — Bass were released on soft plastic jerkbaits, plastic frog patterns fished across lily pads, rubber crawlers and spinners. Pickerel were hitting in large numbers. Bluegills and perch were reported on mealworms, wax worms and red worms.
Lackawaxen River (Pike County) — Trout were reported on dry flies, with browns hitting spoons. Smallmouth bass were coming on spinners.
Delaware River Basin, West Branch Delaware River (Wayne County) — A robust Golden Stonefly hatch was reported in early June on the main stem, while the West Branch hatched a few Green Drakes, March Browns and Mayflies. Nice-size brown and rainbow trout were spotted from Balls Eddy to Buckingham.
East Branch Dyberry Creek (Wayne County) — The peak migration of sea lampreys occurred in early June on this Lackawaxen tributary, with many adult lampreys spotted returning to their natal place.
Susquehanna River (Bradford County) — Despite the high, muddy conditions of early June, bass were hitting on crankbaits, while catfish and the occasional brown bullhead were biting crawlers, minnows and other live baits.
Pohopoco Creek (Carbon County) — The water downstream of the outlet from Beltzville Lake was yielding trout in the early mornings and evenings, although angling pressure was overall light here and other stocked waterways in early June.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Bass in the upper part of Pohopoco Creek Bay and the dam breast were providing good angling action. Striped bass were hitting live baits and stick baits. Walleyes were reported in Wild Creek Bay and Pohopoco Creek Bay, with crawlers the ticket.
Lehigh River — The water from Bowmanstown pool down to Palmerton pool was yielding trout through early June. Bass also were hitting. Evening anglers reported eel and catfish bites.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Releases of bass and pickerel were reported in early June, with anglers sight-casting to bass in clear water. Minnows and leeches were productive. The fishing pier and cove area were productive, with the pier yielding a 6-pound bass release. Crappies were becoming active opposite the swimming area, near the dam breast and off boat launch B. Minnows with jigs were the ticket.
Lackawanna State Park Lake (Lackawanna County) — The water under the 407 Bridge was yielding black crappies in recent weeks. The spillway was yielding trout.
Roaring Brook, South Branch Tunkhannock Creek (Lackawanna County) — Good trout fishing was reported through early June.
Delaware River (Pike, Monroe counties) — The shad bite was slowing in early June, although some catches were reported in the larger holes near Poxono Island, Flatbrook and Bushkill Creek. Bass were released on stick worms spinnerbaits and other lures in the faster water of current breaks as well as slow flat eddies.
Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Anglers were catching panfish in the upper lake, with nice crappies up to about 13 inches and yellow perch up to about 13 inches reported. White jig heads, white tails, and minnows were productive when drifted slowly behind boats.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Releases of bass were reported in recent weeks, along with bluegills and perch. Striped bass also were hitting. The walleye bite was slow in early June.
Shohola Lake (Pike County) — Bass were released on soft plastic jerkbaits, plastic frog patterns, rubber worms and spinners. Pickerel were hitting in large numbers. Bluegills, crappies and perch were reported on mealworms, wax worms and red worms.