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Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – April 10th, 2015

Hay, Antietam, Manatawny creeks (Berks County) — Water was slightly high and murky and air temperatures were freezing with even colder wind chills on these and other fisheries on Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day, March 28. The bite was generally slow to start, but improved as the morning wore on, with fathead minnows, red worms, and powerbait effective. 

Scotts Run Lake, Antietam Lake (Berks County) — Rainfall cleared more than half the ice off Scotts in time for Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day, March 28, but Antietam stayed pretty solid.

Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) — A slow bass bite was reported through last ice in late March. Water was still too cold for a good crappie bite, although some crappies were hitting bright-color jigs, minnows and mealworms. 

French Creek, Pickering Creek, East Brandywine Creek and West Valley Creek (Chester County) — Fly-anglers had some success with small flies, including egg imitations and streamers. 

Chambers Lake (Chester County) — Crappies around 10 and 11 inches were reported by anglers fishing fathead minnows about a foot off the bottom in 30 feet in the center of the dam in late March.

Delaware River — With striped bass season approaching, anglers are reminded that regulations have changed March 1 in the river and Delaware estuary. 

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