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Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Lehigh River

A few trout and some smallmouth bass were reported from Packerton down to Palmerton pool.

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County)

Nice size panfish were reported on small jigs and mealworms in recent weeks, with crappies active along the north shore west of the beach area. Bass, including largemouths up to 18 inches, also were hitting on tubes and soft plastics with the dam breast area productive. Walleyes and striped bass were hitting after dark. Pickerel and rock bass also were reported during early August.

Beltzville Lake (Carbon County)

Bass continued to bite on soft plastics and tubes through mid-August.

Lake Jean (Carbon County)

This Rickett’s Glen State Park impoundment was yielding panfish, perch, pickerel and the occasional trout on small minnows, crawlers or grubs jigged or fished off the bottom.

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)

Walleye action was improving in mid-August, with fish 5 to 10 pounds hitting on crawler rigs, trolled. An outstanding smallmouth bass bite was reported on crankbaits or herring. Stripers were reported right after dawn near the south end of Eppley Island and near the high school. 

Shohola Lake (Pike County)

Frog patterns were taking bass in the weeds in recent weeks.

Lackawaxen River (Pike County)  

Good walleye fishing on crankbaits was reported in mid-August. Crawlers were catching a few large trout.

Lehigh River

Bass were biting in recent weeks.

Delaware River

Flow was on the low side in mid-August. Smallmouth bass were feeding on shad fry, making angler offerings less appealing. The best bets were grubs, small jerkbaits, hard or soft, and stick worms.

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