Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Walleyes were biting in the pre-dawn hours on crankbaits through Aug. 1. Largemouth bass up to 4½ pounds were hitting stickbaits in the back ends of coves, and smallmouth bass were taking tubes around structure. Channel catfish up to 20 pounds were reported.

Shohola Lake (Pike County) — Bass were hitting rubber worms and large shiners.

Lackawaxen River (Pike County) — Twister-tail grubs and small crankbaits were taking bass. Spinners were working on trout in the deeper holes in the cooler conditions of late July and early August.

Peck’s Pond (Pike County) — Surface lures were the ticket for bass, given the heavy weed growth.

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Catfish up to 23 inches were reported in recent weeks, with leeches and chicken livers effective. Bass and pickerel were also hitting leeches, as well as minnows. The weeds in the shallow waters near boat launch B were producing bass and perch.

Upper Woods Pond (Wayne County) — Trout were reported on powerbait in the cooler conditions of late July and early August.

Lehigh River — Water was high in early August, and trout were still being taken. Smallmouth bass were hitting closer to shore on leeches and medium shiners. Carp were also taking crawlers as well as dough balls. 

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