Southeastern New York Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Red worms, butterworms and other live baits were taking trout in recent weeks.
Jordan Creek (Lehigh County) — The water near Kern’s Dam was yielding catfish up to 12 inches.
Bushkill Creek (Northampton County) — The lower reaches around Easton were yielding trout on small crawler pieces during the cooler weather of late July and early August.
Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County) — A good bass bite was reported as of Aug. 1, with rubber worms and crankbaits worked through lily pads productive.
Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Night-fishing from boat and shore was productive, with some good-size catfish reported on livers and crawlers, and some bass coming on plastic tubes.
Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) — Bass were reported in deeper water and in and around weed beds, with spinnerbaits, crankbaits, large rubber worms and jigs productive. Hot colors were black, purple, dark green, and pumpkinseed. Bluegills and crappies were reported on minnows.
Schuylkill River — The Black Rock area from Cromby Power Plant down to the Black Rock Dam was yielding flathead catfish on bluegills and crawlers. Channel catfish were reported on liver and assorted other baits. Bass were taking crankbaits and live baits. Anglers are reminded to stay clear of the fish ladder at the Black Rock Dam.