Recent rain (and snow) brought stream levels up – Northeast Report

Pohopoco Creek (Carbon County)

Fly anglers reported success downstream of the outflow of Beltzville Lake. 

Beltzville Lake (Carbon County)

The striped bass bite was heating up on large shiners and large stickbaits.

Maple Lake, Curtis Reservoir (Lackawanna County)

The crappie bite slowed at both fisheries at the end of April.

Griffin Pond (Lackawanna County)

Nice-size crappies, bluegills and brown bullheads were reported in recent weeks.

Roaringbrook (Lackawanna County)

Numbers of trout were reported caught in recent weeks.

Manny Gorden Pond (Lackawanna County)

This McDade Park pond yielded nice trout and a large channel catfish in recent weeks. The big cats came on bait fished on the bottom.

Shohola Lake (Pike County)

Decent crappie fishing was reported on fathead minnows at the end of April. The striped bass bite from shore was slow.

Lackawaxen River (Pike County)

Big rainbow trout were reported in recent weeks, with spinners the ticket.

Pecks Pond (Pike, Wayne counties)

A lot of good trout action was reported at the end of April. Releases of pickerel and a few bass on spoons were reported.

Delaware River (Pike, Monroe counties) 

mproving water temperatures were expected to spur better shad and crappie action, however low flow was impacting the shad run in late April.

Lakes Loch Lomond and Minisink, Hidden Lake, Bushkill and Little Bushkill creeks (Pike, Monroe counties)

Productive trout fishing was reported at all of these fisheries, while the lakes were yielding crappies. Ed Meyer, of Northampton, caught a 19-inch, 2-pound brown trout on PowerBait on Bushkill, where Joe’s Flies and spinners also were effective.

Quaker Lake, Silver Creek, Fall Brook and Snake Creek (Susquehanna County)  

Recent stockings made for good fishing in recent weeks.

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