Wallenpaupack Lake (Pike County) – Hybrid striped bass and true
stripers were hitting near shore on stickbaits in early June. Lynn
Urban caught a 15-pound striper on a Rippling Redfin. Bomber
Long-As also were working. A great walleye bite was reported on
Shohola Lake – Crappies were hitting in the coves for anglers
vertical jigging. Trout and bass also were hitting.
Lehigh River – Steady trout fishing around Jim Thorpe was
reported in recent weeks on a variety of tackle, including small
spoons that cover a lot of water and working well in the current.
In the lower reaches around Palmerton and Bowmanstown, nice-sized
catfish were reported in slightly high water in early June.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) – Bass fishing turned on in
early June, with anglers catching smallmouth, largemouth and hybrid
striped bass just off shore and from boats. Boaters are reminded
that although the Slow No Wake buoys are not in place, signs are
posted along the shoreline of both Pine Run and the Preachers Camp
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) – Largemouth bass fishing
heated up in early June, with minnows and shallow-running
crankbaits effective. Poor panfishing was reported.
Francis Walter Reservoir (Carbon County) – Trout were coming on
minnows and smallmouth bass were hitting a variety of baits in
Harveys Lake (Luzerne County) – Trout and panfish were
consistently hitting in early June, with trout biting in the early
morning on deep trolling spoons and flatfish or a loosely rigged
crawler on the bottom.
Harris Pond (Luzerne County) – Good panfishing was reported in
recent weeks, with anglers targeting the lily pads with small jigs
Susquehanna River – Catfish were caught in high, muddy
conditions in early June.