Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 18th, 2015
Lake Luxembourg (Bucks County) — Recently stocked trout were hitting at this Core Creek Park lake through early December. Paste baits, mealworms, and waxworms were productive. Some trout anglers were picking up white perch and sunfish, too. Spinnerbaits were the ticket for largemouth bass.
Delaware River — Smallmouth bass and walleyes were reported on large minnows around the New Hope wing dam through early December. Although the bass bite had slowed by December, anglers were reporting the larger fish were hitting, and more walleyes were taking bass baits. Striped bass were taking live eels. Catfish were reported in the lower river on shrimp and other “smelly” baits.
Delaware River — Catch rates have been slowing down for smallmouth bass on the river, but anglers are getting into larger bass, and more walleyes are taking the bass baits. Large shiners will also entice the walleyes to bite. Catfish continue to bite in the lower river. Try smelly baits like shrimp.
Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting minnows and tubes in recent weeks.
Susquehanna River (Lancaster County) — Smallmouth bass were reported on leeches, tubes, and minnows, with catches coming in the deeper water out of the current.
Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Recently stocked trout were active into early December, with egg patterns and streamers productive.
Green Lake Reservoir (Montgomery County) — Crappies were reported on fathead minnows off Knight Road Bridge in recent weeks.