Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – July 4th, 2014

Lehigh, Delaware rivers — Smallmouth bass were active through late June.

Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Ray’s Guide Service ( reported June 22 that large crappies and perch and nice largemouth bass were hitting, with the crappies and perch taking chartreuse grubs with pink tails, and the largemouths biting plastic worms or live crawlers. The crappies and perch had been shallow but moved to 10 to 12 feet by June 22. The largemouths were as deep as 15 feet as water warmed.

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — In warming water in late June, the striped bass and walleyes switched from a day to a night-time bite. Stripers ranged from short at 15 to 18 inches to the occasional 12 to 15-pounder, and were hitting black and silver plugs, stickbaits, or live alewives and minnows. Walleyes up to 10 pounds were hitting minnows or plugs. Conditions were clear as of June 22. Daytime anglers were catching smallmouth and largemouth bass, and loads of pickerel, including some up to 22 inches. Pickerel were reported on small soft plastics. Smallmouths also were a nice size, and hitting plastic twisters, jig and pigs, or crankbaits, depending on conditions.

Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Nice largemouth bass and numbers of perch were reported as of June 22 on live minnows and crawlers.

Sylvan Lake (Luzerne County) — Crappies were hitting live minnows through late June.

Harveys Lake (Luzerne County) — Trout up to 6 and 8 pounds were hitting crankbaits in 25 feet over 60 feet of water.

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