Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012
Delaware River (Northampton County)
Smallmouth bass fishing was productive in back eddies and current breaks along shorelines by June 20, with crankbaits and soft plastic crawlers rigged wacky-style effective.
Lehigh River (Northampton County)
Productive angling for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills was reported by June 20, with crawlers—live or artificial—the ticket. Fish were active along the shoreline in the mornings.
Minsi Lake (Northampton County)
An improving bass bite was reported June 20, with anglers reporting a number of fish over 15 inches on this Big Bass Program impoundment.
Nice catches of smallmouth bass and trout were reported. Catfish were hitting in the backwater areas, with shiners productive.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County)
Tricos were hatching in the mornings, and craneflies, caddis and ants were present in the afternoons. Zebra midges were productive on the river bottom.
Jordan Creek (Lehigh County)
Trout were reported near the state game lands and at the Trexler Nature Preserve area.
Lake Nockamixon (Berks County)
The catfish bite was heating up in mid-June. Brandon Henn, of Hellertown, caught a 32-inch striper on a minnow in recent weeks.
Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County)
Flow was normal for early summer but 71 degrees, which is warm for trout. Anglers are urged to be careful or to avoid targeting trout when water is this hot. Hatches as of June 21 included sulphurs in the evening, tricos in the morning, and caddis all day.
The bass bite was hit or miss, depending on conditions. As of mid-June, a few bass were on the flats, while others had moved to fast shallow water and current. Catfish and carp were a good bet for anglers. Trout were still hitting at Illicks Mill in mid-June.
North Branch of the Susquehanna River
A good bass bite was reported on tubes and crankbaits when water was stained from rainfall in mid-June. Current breaks were productive.