Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Lake Minsi (Northampton County) — Bass and bluegills were reported.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Regular stockings made for productive angling through early June. Caddis, baetis and sulphurs were hatching in the midafternoons, and sulphurs again in the late evening. Nymphing was productive throughout the day. Bait anglers were doing well on crawlers and redworms. The stretch from the golf course down to Fish Hatchery Road has cool spots for fish in warming weather.
Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — A 40-plus inch muskie was caught in late May. Bass were hitting soft plastics in recent weeks, and crappies in mixed sizes, including slabs, were taking minnows around downed trees.
French Creek, Pickering Creek, East Brandywine Creek, West Valley Creek (Chester County) — Trout were still early as of early June when water was about 62 degrees. Spin fishermen were doing well on spinners and small crankbaits. Bait anglers were using minnows, waxworms and mealworms. Fly fishermen were using Black Caddis, Stonefly and midge patterns, such as small Pheasant Tail and Hare’s Ear nymphs.
Schuylkill River — Smallmouth and largemouth bass were hitting near Cromby Power Plant outflow, with crankbaits and the live baits effective. Channel cats were hitting liver and flathead catfish live bait. Anglers are reminded to avoid coming within 100 feet of the fish ladder at Black Rock Dam.
Little Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County) — The area near Tamaqua was producing trout as of early June, with nice numbers of browns hitting meal worms, live minnows and small spinners.
Tuscarora Lake (Schuylkill County) — A good evening crappie bite was reported, with minnows fished around structure in four to 10 feet the ticket. Pickerel were reported on minnows, spinnerbaits, and jerkbaits.
Locust Lake (Schuylkill County) — Shore anglers were doing well on a variety of baits. In the cooler weather through early June, bluegills and pumpkinseeds were hitting crawlers along the edges of the lake.