Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – April 8th, 2016
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported March 26 that perch were hitting small plastic jigs and striped bass up to 26 inches also were released. Conditions were excellent, with water 44 degrees at daybreak and 48 degrees by late morning.
Harris Pond (Luzerne County) —Ray’s Guide Service reported March 26 that perch were hitting small plastic jigs and minnows. Crappies also hitting. Other anglers reported catching a few bass.
Francis Slocum Lake (Luzerne County) — This state-park lake was yielding crappies on small plastic jigs in late March.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Bass and chain pickerel were reported, although many were small. Panfish angling was productive west of boat launch “B” in recent weeks.
Beltsville Lake (Carbon County) — Bass were reported in the upper reaches of the Preachers Camp access in mid-March.
Pohopoco Creek (Carbon County) — Anglers fishing downstream of the Beltsville Lake outlet were releasing trout in mid-March.
Salt Lick Creek (Susquehanna County) — Nice catches of trout were reported in the recently stocked delayed-harvest stretch in recent weeks.
McMichael’s Creek (Monroe County) — The special regs section drew anglers on mild days in March. Nice trout catches were reported on small spinners and flies.