Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 23rd, 2015
Octararo Lake (Lancaster, Chester counties) — Rainfall spurred the channel catfish bite in early October.
Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — TCO Fly Shop reported Oct. 9 that water was 62 degrees and clearing. Fishing was a little slow. Hatches included tricos (20-24), caddis (14-20), blue-winged olives (20-24), and cream midges (18-28).
Lake Tuscarora, Locust Lake (Schuylkill County) — Perch were reported on crawlers in the morning hours, with the bite fading by about noon. Trout were reported along the shorelines, with minnows and butterworms productive.
Schuylkill River (Schuylkill County) — Catfish were hitting on chicken livers, nightcrawlers and shrimp near Landingville. Bass were biting in the mornings and at dusk but less active during the day. Anglers reported doing well on crawlers and plastic crawlers worked slowly with the occasional jerk.
Locust Lake (Schuylkill County) — Although trout were active in the evening hours in recent weeks, catch rates have been mixed.
Little Schuylkill River — Anglers were catching trout on the usual baits. The delayed-harvest stretch was productive for fly-anglers, with ant patterns working well in the mornings.
Compiled by Deborah Weisbe