Southeast Region

Nockamixon Lake (Bucks County) – Walleye fishing picked up in
recent weeks, with anglers targeting points and ledges, trolling
crankbaits. Bass and crappies also have been hitting.

Delaware River (Bucks County) – Fishing pressure picked up on
smallmouth bass in late September. Anglers also were targeting
walleyes and smallmouth bass, 15 to 17 inches, on tubes, soft
plastics, and minnows.

Tohickon Creek (Bucks County) – Anglers were targeting walleyes
with live bait in recent weeks. Bowhunters were targeting carp in
shallow water.

Susquehanna River – Yields of bass were reported below Safe
Harbor Dam, with one angler reporting 10 bass, 17 to 19 inches, in
11/2 hours of fishing. The same angler also caught a 24-inch
walleye. The catfish bite was very active in recent weeks, with
large channel catfish reported.

Middle Creek Reservoir (Bucks County) – Nice catches of
largemouth bass were reported on minnows and worms in recent

Clarks Creek (Dauphin County) – Caddis and Midges were hatching
in late September, and water was clear. The catch-and-release
section was fishing well, with trout rising to midges all day.
Terrestrials were slowing. Ants and beetles with a midge larvae
dropper was a good bet. Specific patterns included Tan Caddis
(14-18), Midges (18-26), Sulphers (14-18), Craneflies (14-16),
Green Weenies (12-14), and Pink Worms (12-14).

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) – Low flow was reported in late
September and temperatures were about 68 degrees. Trico hatches
were very heavy. Anglers were advised to fish a Trico Dun early or
a spinner pattern to rising trout in later morning. Late morning
Caddis were reported, and evening nymph fishing was productive.
Anglers were advised to try lightning bugs or small Pheasant Tails
fished deep, and, when surface fishing was slow, to target riffles
with small nymphs. Mornings and evenings were more active.
Dry-dropper combinations with a CDC Caddis Adult and a CDC Soft
Hackle as the dropper also worked well. For more, visit

– Compiled by Deborah Weisberg

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