Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 3rd, 2015
Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) — Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle reported an excellent largemouth bass bite on plastic worms, Texas-rigged, June 21. The crappie bite was dying down. White perch were still hitting, as were channel catfish up to 9½ pounds.
Perkiomen Creek (Montgomery County) — A 53-pound flathead catfish was reported on a crawler below the dam off the Perkiomen Trail.
Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) — Bluegills and crappies were hitting mealworms, wax worms, minnows and small jigs along shoreline areas with structure. Bass were biting a variety of baits and lures in deeper water, about 9 to 15 feet. Anglers reported success on crawlers, crayfish, and minnows, as well as jigs, spinners, crankbaits, and large black, purple, pumpkinseed or dark-green plastic worms.
Schuylkill River — The smallmouth and largemouth bass bites were slow around the Black Rock area. Channel catfish were hitting chicken livers. Flathead catfish were reported on live bait as well.