South Eastern Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report - October 24th, 2014

Mill Creek (Lancaster County) — Rock bass were hitting on 3-inch Texas-rigged rubber worms in recent weeks.

Blue Marsh Lake (Chester County) — Crappies and bluegills were biting waxworms, mealworms, and small minnows and jigs around structure in recent weeks. Reports were mixed on bass fishing, with jigs, spinners, and crankbaits in purple, black, pumpkinseed, or dark green productive for some anglers, and crayfish, minnows, and crawlers working for others. Striper action was picking up on white and yellow bucktail jigs in early October. 
French, Pickering, East Brandywine, West Valley creeks (Chester County) — Nymphs and terrestrials were catching trout through Oct. 8.

Schuylkill River  — Smallmouth and largemouth bass were hitting crankbaits and live baits near Cromby Power plant outflow and the railroad bridge through early October. Catfish anglers were catching large flatheads on crawlers and bluegills, and channel cats on chicken livers. Anglers are reminded to steer clear of the fish ladder at Black Rock Dam.

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — Spinners and wooly buggers were catching recently stocked trout through Oct. 8.

Scott’s Run Lake (Berks County) — Recently-stocked trout were hitting minnows and paste baits to Oct. 9. 

Schuylkill River (Montgomery, Philadelphia counties) — Channel cats were hitting livers, crawlers, and chunks of pepperonis and bagels. Juvenile stripers were biting below Fairmount Dam, and anglers are reminded that the size limit on this river is 28 inches. 

Tuscarora Lake (Schuylkill County) — Crawlers and minnows were catching recently stocked trout in early October. Some anglers were catching large browns on jerkbaits. Perch were hitting off lily pads on the western end in early October, and a few walleyes were picked up by anglers trolling crawler harnesses or crankbaits.

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