Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 25th, 2015
Lily Lake, Francis E. Walter Reservoir (Luzerne County) — Bass and crappies were hitting small jigs and minnows in recent weeks.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Heading into September, stripers were biting Erie Dearies with crawlers or on herring, drifted. Smallmouth bass were taking tubes and other artificials around weed banks and docks. Perch were hitting crawlers on the bottom in 15 feet, and chain pickerel were biting spinners or live bait. The catfish bite was heating up in recent weeks.
Lake Shohola (Pike County) — Larger bass were hitting soft plastics at the start of September.
Lackawaxen River — Trout were hitting spinners in the deeper pools. Streamers also were effective in the evenings.
Fairview Lake (Pike County) — Anglers were catching smallmouth bass on tubes and spinners in recent weeks.
Lehigh River — Smallmouth bass and rock bass were biting in recent weeks, with the smallmouths taking leeches and 3-inch plastic worms. Small shallow-running jerkbaits, such as floating minnows, also were productive.
Little Lehigh River — Trout were reported in recent weeks, with terrestrials effective in the afternoons and crane flies, caddis flies, and blue-winged olives hatching in the evenings as of early September.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Chain pickerel and largemouth bass were biting in recent weeks.
Delaware River — Catfish and a few walleyes were reported along with smallmouth bass, although bass sizes were running small.
Lake Minsi (Northampton County) — Bass were hitting for anglers willing to contend with weeds.