Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2013

Elmhurst Reservoir (Lackawanna County) — Nice yellow perch, blue gills and largemouth bass were reported as of mid-August.

Maple Lake (Lackawanna County) — Bass, perch and bluegills were reported in mid-August.

Lackawaxen River (Pike County) — The trout bite was very slow in early August, given the absence of good hatches of insects.

Upper Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Nice numbers of largemouth bass were reported, especially on the eastern side of the lake, in mid-August. Large bluegills and pump­kinseed sunfish also were hitting on this Panfish Enhancement Program water, with fathead minnows the ticket, whether alone or on jigs.

Lake Winona (Wyoming County) — Trout anglers were making some nice catches at night in recent weeks.

Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills were hitting jigs in white, chartreuse and yellow in recent weeks, with early mornings and evenings the most productive fishing times.

White Oak Pond, Duck Harbor Pond (Wayne County) — Brown bullheads were hitting on crawlers and other small live baits after dark.

West Branch Delaware River  — Fly-anglers reported nice catches of trout on nymphs and small dry flies through early August. The Balls Eddy access reopened with completion of repairs after flood damage. The Upper Woods Pond boat launch and parking areas also were repaired. As of early August, the Shehawken access was closed to vehicles, but wading anglers and small carry-in watercraft were allowed.

Susquehanna River (Columbia, Luzerne counties) — As conditions returned to normal in early August, the bass bite picked up, with crankbaits and soft plastics productive. Catfish also were biting on various cut baits and chicken livers.

Lily Lake (Luzerne County) — Bass and panfish were reported through early August. The new boat launch in Shickshinny was open. Anglers were catching panfish along the shoreline of the access area.

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) — Northern pike were hitting near Ulster in mid-August.

Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Bass and walleyes were hitting in reduced water levels through early August, with red and black crayfish patterns the tickets. The best live bait choices were hellgrammites or Dobsonfly larva.

Susquehanna River (Wyoming County) — Smallmouth bass were active through early August. 

Lake Winola (Wyoming County) — Bass and trout were hitting.

Stevens Lake (Wyoming County) — Nice-size bass were reported.

Lackawanna State Park Lake (Lackawanna County) — Large­mouth bass up to 23 inches long and 7 pounds, 6 ounces were reported through early August.

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