Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 22nd, 2013
Crab Orchard Lake: Crappies are still rated good on minnows and jigs in 12 to 15 feet of water. Bluegills are still holding close to the bank and can be caught on worms and crickets. Catfish action is still good on leeches and cut bait. Bass are being caught on soft plastics, spinnerbaits and topwater baits.
Baldwin Lake: Bluegill anglers are picking up fish. Bass picking up with cooler temperatures and catfish are fair on worms.
Carlyle Lake: Catfish are being caught on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and leeches. Crappies are rated good on minnows and jigs. White bass and saugers are rated good. Saugers are being caught on jigs tipped with minnows or night crawlers. Crankbaits have also been effective. Catfish are being caught on a variety of baits. Crappie action is good on minnows and jigs.
Kinkaid Lake: Catfish action is good on a variety of baits, including minnows, stinkbaits, cut shad and liver. Bass anglers are reporting good success on a variety of baits.
Lake of Egypt: Crappie anglers are catching fish on minnows in 15-18 feet of water. Bluegills are being caught in good numbers on meal worms and red wigglers. Bass action is fair in mornings and evenings on jigs and soft plastics off the points.
Rend Lake: Crappies are being caught in good numbers in 10 to 15 feet of water over brush. Minnows and jigs have been effective. Catfish are still rated excellent on stinkbaits, cut shad, shad gut, nightcrawlers and leeches. Bass are good on soft plastics, Rat-L-Traps, spinnerbaits and square-billed crankbaits in shallow bays near brush. Bluegills are good in the back of necks on crickets, wax worms, and red wigglers. White bass are being caught on jigs, curly tails and small crankbaits.
Lake Murphysboro: Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, stinkbaits and cut shad. Bass anglers are catching good numbers, but fish are running small.
Little Grassy: Crappies are being caught in 10 to 12 feet of water. Minnows and jigs are both effective. Bluegills are still good just off the beds.