Southeast Region

Nockamixon Lake (Bucks County) – Fishing was fair in mid-August,
with a spate of hot weather putting the kibosh on angling pressure.
The weed-beds were yielding crappies and largemouth bass, including
some 3-pounders. Fish structures installed by the Fish & Boat
Commission as part of its habitat enhancement initiative were
productive. Anglers are advised to cast and retrieve soft plastics
slowly around the edge of structure or weed beds and angle them
away from the structures as soon as the hook is set to avoid losing
baits if fish swim into the structures. The commission has cabled
underwater trees to the bank to prevent them from drifting during
high water and becoming boating hazards. For more info, call
Nockamixon Sports Shop at (215) 538-9553.

Delaware River (Bucks County) – Water levels were returning to
normal in mid-August, spurring the bite on smallmouth bass and
walleyes.

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) – Good conditions were reported
Aug. 14, and water was 70 degrees. Hatches included tricos, midges
and caddis, which were particularly strong during the evenings.

Susquehanna River (Lancaster County) – Zane Gates caught a
20-inch smallmouth bass near Falmouth in recent weeks.

Delaware River (Northampton County) – High water was reported in
mid-August. Anglers were catching quality bluegills in the
backwater eddies around Easton.

Lehigh River (Northampton County) – Smallmouth bass and trout
were hitting in the pockets and riffles by Canal Park, with small
jerk baits and crawlers effective.

Monacacy Creek (Northampton County) – Nice trout catches were
reported in the Trophy Trout section and in Monacacy Park and below
Union Boulevard in recent weeks.

Delaware River (Philadelphia County) – Catfish and perch were
hitting in recent weeks.

Little Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County) – Good trout fishing
was reported north of Tamaqua, with light line and small baits
effective.

Schuylkill River – Flathead catfish were reported in recent
weeks.

Tuscarora State Park Lake (Schuylkill County) – Quality
smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks with early morning
and evening hours the most productive.

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