Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Smallmouth bass were reported on soft plastic worms and other artificials around brush and docks. The docks were also a hot spot for crappies on jigs and twister tails. Rock bass were taking redworms and fathead minnows. Channel catfish up to 20 pounds were hitting on stinkbaits off the bottom. A late night striper bite on surface plugs was reported.
Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Largemouth bass were biting rubber worms. Bluegills were taking red worms.
Lackawaxen River (Pike County) — Trout were hitting both in deeper pools and fast water. Bass were hitting crayfish patterns.
Shohola Lake (Pike County) — Bass were hitting a variety of baits, from live herring and shiners to tubes and rubber worms.
Peck’s Pond (Pike County) — Bass were hitting in recent weeks, with rubber worms the ticket.
White Deer Lake (Pike County) — Pickerel, crappies and bass were hitting through early July.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Catfish up to 15-plus pounds and bass were reported in recent weeks.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Numbers of bass averaging 13 to 16 inches were reported on rubber worms and minnows. Perch and crappies also were reported, along with some walleyes up to 24 inches.
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Some nice largemouth bass and numbers of panfish and brown bullheads were reported in recent weeks.
Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Good smallmouth bass fishing was reported from Northampton upstream to Slatington, and around Cementon Falls, with minnows and spinners productive. Plastic worms, crawlers and medium shiners were taking bass in the faster water. Catfish also were reported on shiners and stinkbaits in the deeper, slower pools. A 24-inch brown trout was taken on a jerkbait in June.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Trout up to 27 inches were reported through the end of June throughout the Allentown Parkway area, thanks to weekly stockings from the Co-op nursery. Paste baits, mealworms and butter worms were productive.
Jordan Creek (Lehigh County) — Fly- anglers were catching trout upstream of Helfrich springs through the end of June, with beadhead and Pheasant Tail Nymph patterns the tickets on this state game lands fishery.