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South Eastern Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report - May 6th, 2016

Octaroro Lake (Lancaster County) — As of April 23, Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle reported crappies had moved into their spawning patterns and were hitting on medium fatheads for shore anglers. Two citation-size crappies were reported – a 1-pound, 4-ouncer, and a 1-pound, 5-ouncer – both over 12 inches. A good bass bite was reported, with fish up to 6 pounds being caught on chunky wide-profile baits, or soft plastic worms up against the shores. White perch were hitting like crazy on crawlers and meal worms; boaters were catching numbers of them on crankbaits. Catfish hadn’t turned on as of April 23. 

Locust Lake (Schuylkill County) —Shore anglers were catching numbers of trout on waxworms and minnows. 

Little Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County) — Gold spinners and chartreuse-colored lures were nabbing trout in recent weeks.

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