Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Susquehanna River (Bradford County)

A nice smallmouth bass bite was reported when the season opened, with anglers doing well on crayfish patterns or tubes fished off the bottom.

Lehigh River (Carbon County)

Good trout action was reported from Bowmanstown to Lehigh Gap, through June 20. Silver spoons and stickbaits were productive. Bass were hitting around the Palmerton pool.

Aqushicola Creek, Pohopoco Creek, Mauch Chunk Creek (Carbon County)

Trout action remained good through mid-June.

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County)

Numbers of bass around 12 and 13 inches were caught in the week following the season opener on this Big Bass Program lake. Panfish and pickerel fishing also were productive. A few anglers reported crappies on minnow-tipped jigs under bobbers near the fishing pier. A 13-inch crappie was reported on a minnow off the fishing pier. The water around boat ramp B was yielding nice-size perch.

Beltzville Lake (Carbon County)

Bass fishing was productive near the breast of the dam and in the upper reaches near the Preachers Camp boat access areas. Yields of panfish were good near the Pine Run Cove and the Highway Cove.

Ford’s Lake (Lackawanna County)

Nice yields of panfish were reported in recent weeks.

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)

Striped bass were hitting along shorelines in the early morning hours in recent weeks, and brown trout were reported by anglers trolling deep water. Walleye fishing was almost over for the year by mid-June, although sporadic catches were reported. A good smallmouth bass bite was reported at the season opener, with catches coming around weeks and docks. Perch up to 13, 14 and 15 inches were reported on fathead minnows drifted off the bottom. Pickerel around 4 to 5 pounds were hitting spinners. Channel catfish were hitting.

Pecks Pond (Pike County)

Bass were hitting jitterbugs, buzzbaits, and poppers. Aaron Applegate, of Perkasie, caught a 5-pound largemouth on a frog pattern in the stump field.

Fairview Lake (Pike County)

Anglers were catching smallmouth bass drifting live bait.

Lake Shohola (Pike County)

Big bluegills were reported on red worms, and bass were taking soft plastic crawlers, double- -bladed spinnerbaits and jerkbaits.

Lackawaxen River (Pike County)

The deeper pools were yielding walleyes in mid-June. Trout also were hitting, with mealworms and red worms the ticket.

Delaware River

Milford was yielding walleyes on sinkers with live bait.

Susquehanna River (Wyoming County)

Smallmouth bass and catfish were reported in recent weeks.

Lake Winola (Wyoming County)

Nice yields of trout were reported through mid-June.

Big Fishing Creek (Columbia County)

Water was in the 50-degree range and a nice green color on June 21. Flow was average for this time of year. Nymphing was excellent, and there was a little dry fly action in the pools in the early mornings and late evenings. Hatches included black midges (24), Black Stoneflies (14-16), Slate Drakes (12-14), Giant Stoneflies (6-8), and Blue Quills (18-20).

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