Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 20th, 2015
Lily Lake, Lake Irena (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Despite recent stockings, angling pressure was light on both impoundments through early November.
Susquehanna River — Smallmouth bass and walleyes were reported with soft plastics or jigs tipped with leeches or hellgrammites the tickets.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Falling temperatures spurred striped bass action in recent weeks. Panfish also were reported along with pickerel and catfish as well this time of year.
Lehigh River — Excellent trout fishing was reported in recent weeks, with crawlers and live minnows productive. Rainbows dominated, but brown trout were hitting, too. Some smallmouth bass action continued on hellgrammites and shiners.
Little Lehigh River — Fall-stocked trout were active in recent weeks. Fish were rising to the surface as conditions allowed. Hatches included blue-winged olives (18-20), cream midges, and Griffiths Gnats (24). Egg patterns and streamers also were effective.
Leaser Lake (Lehigh County) — Bass and muskies were reported in recent weeks.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Crappies were hitting, along with bass and perch.
Delaware River — Catfish remained active in recent weeks.
Griffin Pond (Lackawanna County) — Black crappies were active on live minnows and small jigs in recent weeks.
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Crappies were under the Route 407 Bridge in recent weeks.
Harveys Lake (Luzerne County) — The bass bite was hit or miss, but trout were reported in recent weeks.