Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – April 25th, 2014
Jordan Creek (Lehigh County) — Trout were still hitting April 12, two weeks after the season opener. Water was a little cold, but fish were biting, according to Willie’s Bait and Tackle.
Little Lehigh River — Conditions were excellent for opening day of trout season, and good baetis hatches were reported midafternoon. Midges could be fished all day. Cressbugs (22), Pheasant Tails, Hare’s Ear nymphs, and Sucker Spawn were effective flies.
Lehigh River (Lackawanna County) — Anglers were catching stocked trout on live baits, including grubs and crawlers, as well as spinners.
Harveys Creek (Luzerne County) — Stocked trout were hitting PowerBaits and spinners opening day.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Ray’s Guide Service (www.rays
guideservice.com) reports that as of April 12, water was cold – 44 to 47 degrees – and the fish were still sluggish, although striped bass were hitting stickbaits, and chain pickerel were biting stickbaits and live minnows.
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — This 80-acre state park impoundment was yielding crappies and bluegills on spoons in 47-degree water, which still was cold for this time of year. The bite was expected to improve when water climbed in the 50s.
Delaware River — Brown trout were hitting on shiners and fathead minnows in mid-April.
Tobyhanna Lake, Tobyhanna Creek (Monroe, Wayne counties) — This state park impoundment was yielding opening day trout on grubs, crawlers and fathead minnows.