Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015
Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) — Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle reported Sept. 26 that the bass bite was average but improving, with plastic worms Texas- or wacky-rigged in black with red flecks productive. Chatterbaits with trailers also were working. The white perch bite was fantastic on chunks of crawler, downsized crankbaits, or two- to three-inch curly tail jigs. Catfish catch rates were better than average on chicken livers, green crawlers or stinkbaits. A 15-pound 5 ounce channel cat was the winning weight in Neary’s recent tournament. Walleyes and hybrid striped bass were hitting at the covered bridge.
Lake Luxembourg (Bucks County) — Largemouth bass were hitting crankbaits and spinnerbaits on the upper end through late September. White perch and crappies were biting minnows.
Delaware River — Smallmouth bass were reported around Bulls Island and below Frenchtown on minnows, tubes and grubs.
Falls Township Lake (Bucks County) — A few small-size largemouth bass and walleyes were reported in recent weeks.