Southeast Region

Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) – Some of the best crappie
fishing ever was reported by Nockamixon Sports Shop, with anglers
successfully jigging fatheads in shallow and deep water. In hunting
news, still leading the shop’s big buck contest is the 12-pointer
taken with a bow Nov. 7 by Don Amos, of Richland Township. The
buck’s rack scored around 140. Joe Connelly, of Bucks County,
braved a bad-weather day to shoot an 8-pointer with very long tines
with a 213/4-inch inside spread, Nov. 13. Nockamixon Sports Shop’s
big buck contest for archers and rifle-hunters continues until
mid-January to include late archery season. For details, stop in
Nockamixon Sports Shop or call the shop at (215) 538-9553.

Big Fishing Creek (York County) – Low, clear conditions
prevailed Dec. 6. Streamers and generic nymphs, such as Pheasant
Tails and Green Weenies, were the best bet.

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) – A little higher than normal
was reported Dec. 5. Nymphing was the best bet, since fish are not
feeding actively at this time of year. Small flashy nymphs (16,
20), fished deep through riffles, were effective. Streamers were
also a good bet.

Yellow Breeches (Dauphin County) – Thinning crowds and nice
catches of larger trout were reported in early December. Anglers
were fishing Caddis and Blue-Winged Olives as well as midges during
the day. Nymphing was also productive, especially around
Allenberry. Attractor patterns, such as Copper Johns, Green Weenies
and Hare’s Ear nymphs, were recommended. For the “run,” try midge
larvae (18 and smaller). For more, visit

– Compiled by Deborah Weisberg

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