Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015
Schuylkill River (Berks, Montgomery counties) — Catfish and smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks. Anglers are reminded that the Montgomery County parks department maintains the Canal Park on the Mont Clare side of the river, which offers ample parking and is open to evening angling.
Octararo Lake (Lancaster, Chester counties) — Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle Sept. 10 reported a slow bass bite, although cooler nights were expected to make fish more active. Some largemouths were hitting square-billed crankbaits in 8 to 14 feet. Crappies were hitting for anglers who could find them. Working the blowdowns was productive for some anglers who could get into the sticks. They reported sizes ranging from 7 to 13 inches. The channel catfish bite was great in early September, with channel cats and brown bullheads hitting shiners, liver, and crawlers.
Delaware River — Smallmouth bass were hitting on shiners, grubs, poppers, and crankbaits in the Point Pleasant, Lambertville and Morrisville sections as of Sept. 10.
Neshaminy Creek (Bucks County) — Smallmouth bass, rockfish, and sunfish were reported on minnows, crawlers, small jigs with split-tail bodies, and spinners through Sept 9. Largemouth bass were reported in the slower pools, such as above the boathouse area at Tyler Park.
Pennypack Creek (Philadelphia County) — Smallmouth bass, rock bass and other sunfish were reported on minnows, jigs, and spinners in the park section between the boulevard and Pine Road. Catfish and small stripers were hitting chicken livers in the lower creek below State Road.