Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Codorus Lake, Pinchot Lake, Lake Marburg (Adams, York counties) The largemouth bass bite was on at Codorus and Pinchot, while Marburg was yielding white bass in big numbers on nightcrawlers. Standing Stone Creek (Blair County) Lack of rainfall in late August made for tough fishing, although some anglers were doing well on smallmouth bass up to 15-plus, targeting the deeper…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Upper Promised Land (Pike County) A nice crappie bite was reported, along with bass and pickerel. Little Mud Pond (Pike County) Bass and panfish were generally good. Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Striped bass were hitting crankbaits from shore. One crappie angler caught a 29-pound, 40-inch striper with 25-inch girth. Smallmouth bass also were reported.  Pickerel were taking minnow pattern artificials…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Lehigh River Anglers were catching decent numbers of smallmouth bass on small crawlers. Trout were hit or miss. Twister tails and rubber worms, live minnows, and leeches were working on a variety of species. Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) Trout were hitting at dawn, with powerbait effective. Tricos were unpredictable. Nymphing was the best bets. Flying ants were hatching in…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Bushkill Creek (Northampton County) A 6-pound, 2-ounce rainbow trout was reported in recent weeks. Lake Minsi (Northampton County) Weeds and grass have made fishing a challenge in recent weeks. Lake Nockamixon (Berks County) Nice-size catfish were reported in recent weeks. Blue Marsh Lake (Chester County) Smallmouth bass were hitting on tubes fished over structure, and crappies were reported on minnows…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Sayers Lake (Centre County) Catfish and carp were hitting in the evenings on corn, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers, particularly around the causeway and upper and lower Greens Run access areas. Bass, crappies, perch and sunfish also were reported on live baits and artificials. Black Moshannon (Centre County) Anglers were catching bass, sunfish, and nice crappies in late July and early…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Laurel Lake (Cumberland County) Largemouth bass about 12 inches long were hitting in recent weeks, with soft plastic crawlers the ticket. Conodoguinet Creek, Susquehanna River (Cumberland County) A slow bass bite was reported, with just a 15 smallmouths around 15 inches reported in recent weeks. Catfish action around York Haven also slowed. Pickerel Pond (Cumberland County) Nice bluegills were reported…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Striped bass, including one 30-pounder, were hitting on live herring, drifted, in late July. Smallmouth bass were reported in 15 feet on watermelon-color tubes. Walleyes were biting in the wee hours of the morning near shore on Ripplin’ Red Fins, and large pickerel were hitting shiners. Channel catfish up to 20 pounds were also hitting on…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle reported a below-average bass bite in early August. The best catches were coming in deep water on jig-and-pigs fished off wood, or on swim baits before 6 a.m. An average-to-good white perch bite was reported. Anglers who located schools under gizzard shad on their depth finders were hammering numbers on jigging…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Keystone Lake (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland counties) The deeper waters were yielding bass to a variety of baits, from soft plastic creature baits to crawlers. Rainfall in late July and early August spurred the channel catfish bite, with nice-size cats coming on chicken livers and stinkbaits as well as commercially-prepared catfish baits. A few walleyes also were reported. Allegheny River Numbers…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County) A good early-morning largemouth bass bite was reported on soft plastics and crankbaits recently. Allegheny River (Allegheny County) Channel catfish were reported around dusk and into the evenings in mid-July, with chicken livers and creek chubs the best bets. Lower, Upper Twin lakes (Westmoreland County) Bluegills and smallmouth bass were reported around dusk and into…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Red Hill Dam (Dauphin County) This dam on the Susquehanna River was yielding walleyes up to 20 inches on minnows and jigs and crawlers in early June. Susquehanna River (Dauphin County) Nice catches of catfish were reported in recent weeks. Lake Marburg, Gifford Pinchot Lake (York County) Bass were hitting in recent weeks, mostly on soft plasics and topwaters.. Codorus…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) Catfish were hitting on crawlers, prepared baits and other baits just before dusk in recent weeks. Pohopoco, Aquashicola creeks (Carbon County) Because these streams run a little cooler than others, anglers trout fished through mid-July. Lehigh River   Bass were reported through mid-July. Catfish also were hitting near the Palmerton pool in the evenings on crawlers…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) Crappies, including many 12 to 14 inches, were hitting on live minnows around downed trees and other structure. There’s a 9-inch minimum on this Panfish Enhancement Program fishery. Largemouth and smallmouth bass were reported on diving plugs in deeper water near the dam breast area. Catfish were biting chicken livers. The same anglers were also…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 20th, 2012

West Branch Susquehanna River Numbers of legal-size bass were reported along with channel catfish up to 30 inches in recent weeks. Rose Valley Lake (Lycoming County) A nice topwater bite on bass was reported in recent weeks. East Branch Clarion River (Elk County) The delayed-harvest section was yielding trout on little sulphurs (18-20) through the end of June, although warming…