Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 5th, 2015

Octoraro Lake (Lancaster County) — Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle reported an excellent largemouth bass bite as of May 22 with fish up to 6 pounds, 5 ounces hitting black rubber worms rigged wacky-style, chatterbaits in assorted colors, and jig and pigs in black or black and blue. Releases were coming along riprap, the Girl Scout beach, and the Girl Scout dock. A nice white perch bite also was reported on chunks of crawlers or size three crankbaits. Crappies were hit and miss, with the largest Neary weighed 1 pound, 9 ounces.

Delaware River (Philadelphia County) — Striped bass were reported on bloodworms, clams, and bunker through mid-May, but some anglers reported the runs appeared to be thinner than in previous years. The season is closed on the New Jersey side downstream of Calhoun Street Bridge until June 1, and river herring is banned as bait on the river.

Little Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County) — Good trout fishing was reported despite low water levels in mid-May. Although the section upstream of Tamaqua was stocked May 18, fishing pressure was low. Anglers were doing well on mealworms and butterworms, as well as spinners and small jerkbaits. Angling pressure also was low on the delayed-harvest stretch even after a May 18 stocking, and trout were biting small jigs and wooly buggers.

Tuscarora Lake (Schuylkill County) — Panfish, particularly bluegills, were hitting. Bass were released. 

Locust Lake (Schuylkill County) — Trout were moving deeper by mid-May and boaters trolling small flatfish or spinners in the deeper water were catching them through May 20. Bluegills and green sunfish were hitting near shore.

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