Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012
Hay Creek, Scott’s Run Lake (Berks County)
Stockings were slated for Oct. 4.
Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County)
A trout stocking was slated for Oct. 9.
Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County)
A good smallmouth bass bite was reported, along with hybrid striped bass in the evenings and at night.
Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County)
Crappies were starting to become active on jigs and minnows in recent weeks.
Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County)
Panfish were reported on mealworms, wax worms, minnows and small jigs, with structure and near-shore waters the place to target. Some anglers were catching bass on jigs, crankbaits and spinners. Large rubber worms in black, purple, dark green and pumpkinseed were productive, as were live baits like crayfish, minnows and crawlers.
Crankbaits and live bait were productive on smallmouth and largemouth bass through the end of September. Catfish were still biting, with large flatheads taking bluegills or crawlers, and channel cats hitting on chicken livers.
Schuylkill River (Montgomery, Philadelphia counties)
Striped bass were reported near the Art Museum/Fairmount Dam, and tiger muskies were reported from Conshohocken to Boat House Row.
The Frankford Arsenal area was yielding nice channel catfish and small striped bass.
Martins, Little Bushkill, Monacacy creeks (Northampton County)
Rainfall improved water levels in late September, and fly-anglers were taking advantage of the tail end of the trico hatch, with the spinner fall occurring just before noon.
Minsi Lake (Northampton County)
Cool nights spurred the panfish bite in recent weeks, with bluegills running up to 91⁄2 inches. A trout stocking was slated for Oct. 2.
As conditions allowed, anglers were catching smallmouth bass up to 4½ pounds.