Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – April 26th, 2013
Jordan, Ontelaunee creeks (Lehigh County)
Spinners were productive for several anglers who reported golden rainbow trout up to 24¾ inches. Reports were mixed on numbers and sizes. Overall, light tackle and small baits were productive in opening day conditions.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County)
Brown and rainbow trout up to 6-plus pounds were reported on crankbaits, small crawlers, redworms, fatheads, mealworms, butterworms and other go-to baits. Hatches included some yellow craneflies and minimal baetis activity.
The Easton area was yielding shad on flutter spoons and darts by April 12.
Chambers Lake (Chester County)
Some nice crappies up to 12 inches were boated by anglers drifting crappie rigs under bobbers along the shoreline in about 12 feet of water.
Locust Lake (Berks County)
Heavy angling pressure was reported opening day, with trout biting on crawlers and green Powerbait. The Mentored Youth Trout Day brought out big crowds.
Little Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County)
Heavy pressure for the trout season opener was reported, but catch rates were relatively low. Trout were hitting minnows and mealworms. The delayed-harvest area was productive on silver spinners, small black and silver stickbaits, and Pheasant Tails and caddis patterns.