Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 4th, 2015
Lake Shohola (Monroe County) — Ray’s Guide Service on Nov. 19 reported numbers of bass and perch, with the bass running up to 3 pounds. Minnows and spinners were the tickets.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported that largemouth and smallmouth bass were hitting along ledges in deeper water – anywhere from 22 to 30 feet – as of Nov. 19. The smallmouths were a little deeper than the largemouths. Anglers were catching both by trolling crankbaits or vertical-jigging drop-shot rigs. The striped bass bite depended on water temperatures, with cooler water spurring activity on crankbaits and stickbaits. Stripers were running 22 to 43 inches. Large shiners also were productive.
Lackawaxen River (Pike County) — Falling temperatures activated trout in mid-November. Spinners, streamers, and small spoons were productive in recent weeks, as were crawlers or pastebaits fished off the bottom.
Prompton State Park Dam (Wayne County) — Crappies 6 to 10 inches and a few perch up to 12 and 14 inches were reported in recent weeks.
Susquehanna River (Luzerne County) — Numbers of walleyes from 16 to 22 inches were reported by anglers trolling jigs and live clippers (hellgrammites) in recent weeks.
Lake Winola (Wyoming County) — Large bluegills and some nice perch were reported on small jigs and grubs in recent weeks.
Brodhead Creek, McMichael’s Creek (Monroe County) — Anglers were catching trout on small metal spinners through early November.
North Branch Susquehanna River — Bass were reported in mid- to late November on tubes and jerkbaits.