Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Except in the extreme heat of mid-July, bass were hitting on poppers at first light, and on tubes in 25 feet. Largemouth bass were hitting stickbaits in the backs of coves. Pickerel were hitting spoons and live bait. Channel catfish up to 15-plus pounds were reported.
Lake Shohola (Pike County) — Bass were hitting large-size live bait and plastic worms through mid-July.
Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Largemouth bass were striking spinners, and panfish were taking redworms in recent weeks.
Peck’s Pond (Pike County) — Bass were hitting crayfish imitations in recent weeks.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Anglers in early July were catching nice numbers of bass, although many were sublegal on this Big Bass Program lake. Panfishing was productive near boat launch B, and catfish were hitting at night around boat launch A.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Bass were hitting in upper reaches of Pine Run Cove in early July. Catfish were biting in the upper reaches of Pohopoco Creek Bay. Walleyes and striped bass were hitting in the early morning and late evening until the oppressive heat. White perch were hitting on crawlers.