Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) -_Stripers were hot in recent
weeks for anglers trolling crankbaits or swimbaits between 6 p.m.
and 9 p.m. Spoons and spinnerbaits were working, too. Catfish were
hitting on shiners. Richard Kuka caught a 30-inch catfish recently.
For more, call Nockamixon Sports Shop at (215) 538-9553
Delaware River – Smallmouth bass up to 15 inches were hitting in
late August. Anglers were working all the levels of the river, from
top to mid to bottom, on poppers, crankbaits and plastics, and
catching numbers of nice bass. Anglers fished deep under bright
skies. Ricky Killey, of Bethlehem Township, caught a 22-inch,
4-pound catfish on shrimp.
Leaser Lake (Lehigh County) – Numbers of small crappies were
reported in recent weeks.
Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) – Normal flow was reported in
late August, along with decent water temperatures from dam
releases. Fishing was best during the first and last hours of
light. Heavy Trico hatches continued but trout were becoming
selective. Trico Dun early or spinner patterns late in the morning
to rising trout were recommended. Late morning caddis hatches also
were reported lately. Nymph fishing at night also was recommended.
Lightning bugs or small Pheasant Tails fished deep were good bets.
For more, visit www.tcoflyfishing.com
Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) – Good catfishing was reported in
Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County) – Crappies and bass were hitting
on minnows and worms in late August.
Susquehanna River, Swatara Creek (Dauphin County) – The
Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is reminding anglers that
fishing is not allowed within a 100-foot radius of fish-passage
facilities at Redhill Dam on the river and at Hershey Dam on
Clarks and Stony Creek (Dauphin County) – Caddisflies, midges,
and Craneflies were hatching in late August. Attractor patterns and
terrestrials were also fishing well. Good flies included Tan Caddis
(14-18), Sulphers (14-18), Green Weenies (12-14), and Pink Worms
(12-14). For more, visit www.tcoflyfishing.com
Memorial Lake (Lebanon County) -_Largemouth bass were hitting in
recent weeks, with brown tubes a good bet.
Susquehanna River (York County) – Smallmouth bass action picked
up on minnows, tubes and twisters at York Haven and Goldsboro in
recent weeks. Catfish action also has been steady on liver and
Lake Redman, Lake Williams (York County) – Panfish, striped bass
and yellow perch have been hitting on minnows in the deeper water
of these lakes.
Lehigh River (Lehigh County) – Trout up to 17 inches were biting
on butterworms in recent weeks.
Little Lehigh Creek (Lehigh County) -_Low, clear water was
reported in recent weeks, with temperatures down to 58 degrees. The
trico hatch was still on and anglers were targeting trout in the
early mornings. Midges and craneflies also were hatching.
Tuscarora Lake (Schuylkill County) -_Nice numbers of bass were
reported in recent weeks, with anglers landing fish up to
21/2-pounds on jigs and Senko worms.
Lake Minsi (Northampton County) – Panfishing picked up in late
August, with dandy bluegills reported.
– Compiled by Deborah Weisberg