Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013
Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) — Walleyes up to 7 pounds were reported at the mouth of Tohickon Creek near the high bridge. Catfish were taking stinkbaits near Haycock Launch.
West Branch Delaware River Balls Eddy and Shehawken Access Closure — The Fish & Boat Commission’s Balls Eddy and Shehawken Access areas on the West Branch Delaware River were temporarily closed in early July because of damage from a recent storm event. Balls Eddy Access has severe erosion damage. Approximately half of the Shehawken Access area is missing. The remaining portion of the Shehawken Access area is severely damaged. The Fish & Boat Commission said both access areas are a safety hazard to anglers and boaters until they can be repaired.
Delaware River — Smallmouth bass were hitting leeches and crayfish patterns artificials in recent weeks.
Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Good bass fishing continued through early July, with the evening hours on overcast days especially productive. One boater caught a dozen bass on tubes near the dam breast. After-dark catfishing was reported as decent in places like the fish and boat commission’s Sheidy Access on the northern edge of the lake. A few muskies also were reported.
Octoraro Lake (Lancaster County) — Captain Jim at Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle reported excellent bass fishing on Texas-rigged rubber worms or crankbaits that dive down deep off the points. White perch were hitting on chunks of crawlers and medium shiners. Catfishing was excellent after a rain on clam snouts and green nitro-worms off the bridges.