Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — A good crappie bite was reported through mid-July, with some fish measuring 15 inches. The bite was on jigs and minnows off structure. Catfish were hitting, mostly on chicken liver, after sunset.

Octararo Reservoir (Chester County) — A decent bass bite was reported through mid-July, with boaters having slightly more success than shore anglers. Crawlers or plastic worms drifted along the shoreline near downed trees and other structure was effective.

Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — A trico hatch was reported in mid-July, with the best fishing typically occurring between 8 to 10 a.m. Ants, beetles and other terrestrial patterns were effective during the day in the fly-fishing area and through the Parkway in Allentown.

Lehigh River — The rapid sections from Slatington to Catasaqua were yielding smallmouth bass in recent weeks. Catfish were hitting upstream of Hamilton Street Dam, with chicken livers and stinkbaits productive. American eels were being released.

Schuylkill River — Catfish were hitting on chicken liver, crawlers, bagel pieces and pepperoni from Norristown to Bartram Gardens in West Philadelphia. Carp were hitting homemade cornmeal baits. Striped bass were biting below the Fairmount Dam, but most of the fish were below the legal minimum of 28 inches.

Categories: Pennsylvania Fishing Reports, South East

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