Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) A nice smallmouth bass bite was reported when the season opened, with anglers doing well on crayfish patterns or tubes fished off the bottom. Lehigh River (Carbon County) Good trout action was reported from Bowmanstown to Lehigh Gap, through June 20. Silver spoons and stickbaits were productive. Bass were hitting around the Palmerton pool. Aqushicola Creek,…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Delaware River (Northampton County) Smallmouth bass fishing was productive in back eddies and current breaks along shorelines by June 20, with crankbaits and soft plastic crawlers rigged wacky-style effective. Lehigh River (Northampton County) Productive angling for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills was reported by June 20, with crawlers—live or artificial—the ticket.  Fish were active along the shoreline in…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Spring Creek (Centre County) Good levels were reported June 21. Water was a little green and in the 50-degree range. Caddis patterns and small nymphs were catching trout. Hatches included midges (22-26) and Tan Caddis (16-18). Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) Anglers were catching bluegills, pickerel, and bass on various baits, from topwater lures to twister tails as of June…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) Flow was a little below average, slightly green, and in the low 60s June 21. Nymphing caddis larvae patterns and smaller larvae was productive. Hatches included Tan Caddis (14-16), Craneflies (14-16), Slate Drakes (12-14), and Green Caddis (12-16). Red Hill Dam (York County) This Susquehanna River impoundment was yielding walleyes 18 to 20 inches on…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Sayers Lake (Centre County) Crappies and sunfish were reported on jigs and crawlers, and bass were being released around the lake. Numbers of large catfish were reported during in the evenings at both upper and lower greens on crawlers and chicken livers. Colyer Lake (Centre County) Sunfish, bass, and pickerel were hitting various artificials as well as live baits in…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) Water was a little above-average but a nice color June 7. Excellent nymphing was reported. Hatches included black midges (24), black stoneflies (14-16), tan caddis (16), sulphurs (14-16), slate drakes (12-14). Harvey’s Lake (Luzerne, Columbia counties)   Nice perch were reported along the flats off of the Fish & Boat Commission access area, with fatheads and…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Lake Erie   Anglers were catching perch in 35 feet on the west side in mid-to-late May. The nighttime walleye bite was still on for anglers trolling stickbaits just offshore or casting from shore near the creek mouths. Rainbow trout-pattern crankbaits were effective. Charter captains were boating some nice walleyes, including a 10-pounder, trolling in 12 to 15 feet. Night-fishing…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) The Kilbuck access area and Emsworth lock were yielding nice walleyes on creek chubs through May 25. Dawn and dusk were prime times. Smallmouth bass and flathead catfish were reported near the Deer Creek access area. Monongahela River (Allegheny County) Small flathead catfish and gar were reported near Southside access area. Canonsburg Lake (Allegheny County) Trout…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Penns Creek (Mifflin County) Blown-out conditions were reported May 23, with temperatures in the 50s. Green Drakes were everywhere. In fishable conditions, anglers were doing well nymphing Green Drakes along with their favorite stonefly pattern, or working streamers near the bank. Hatches included Tan Caddis (14-16), March Browns/Gray Fox (10-14), Sulphurs (14-18), Orange Craneflies (16), Green Drakes (8-12), Golden Stoneflies (8-12),…

South Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) Water was a little off-color but a nice level May 24. Temperature was in the 50s. Slate Drakes and a few sulphurs were still hatching, and Green Drakes were seen. Nymphing with sulphurs or caddis larvae was productive. Patterns included Tan Caddis (14-16), Sulphur (14-16), Craneflies (14-16), Green Drake (8-12), Slate Drake (12-14), Green Caddis…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Great fishing was reported in recent weeks, with 25-inch-plus brown trout taken on live herring between Paupack and Shuman points. Anglers trolling herring also were catching striped bass. Walleyes up to 6 pounds were hitting after dark along rocky shorelines, and perch were biting fathead minnows on the bottom in 20 feet. Smallmouth bass up to…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Hokendauqua Creek (Northampton County) Trout-fishing was productive in recent weeks. Lake Minsi (Northampton County) Bass and big bluegills were reported in recent weeks. Crappies were hitting in the shallows, along with pickerel, both on shiners. Lehigh River Trout and bass were biting in recent weeks. Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) Mike Freitas, of Allentown, caught two rainbow trout, 21 inches…

Good walleye fishing attracts southwest anglers Southeast Region Report

Lehigh River   The stretch from Jim Thorpe downstream to the Palmerton Pool was yielding nice trout. Strap Raysely, of Laurys Station, caught three nice trout over 14 inches each, and six smallmouths on minnows. Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) Kirk Frey, of Coplay, caught a 24-inch, 4-pound rainbow trout and Harry Monk, of Bethlehem, a 23-inch, 6-pounder, both on…

Good walleye fishing attracts southwest anglers – Southwest Region Report

Monongahela River Some of the best walleye fishing in years was reported in mid-May. Ohio River Anglers caught smallmouth bass, freshwater drum and hybrid striped bass in the higher water levels brought on by rainfall in mid-May. North Park Lake (Allegheny County) This recently restored impoundment was yielding nice catches of trout through mid-May. Yellow Creek Lake (Indiana County) A…

Good walleye fishing attracts southwest anglers – Northcentral Region Report

Sayers Lake (Centre County) Steady sunfish and crappie bites were reported from shore in mid-May, with minnows and redworms and twister tails productive floated under a bobber or slow-retrieved. Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) This bog-influenced lake was yielding nice numbers of sunfish and perch on jigs and minnows from shore. Bald Eagle and Black Moshannon creeks,  Six Mile Run,…

Good walleye fishing attracts southwest anglers – Southentral Region Report

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) Water was at an ideal level, clear and in the 50s May 13, a few sulphurs (14/16) were hatching along with tan caddis (14/16). Nymphing with sulphur nymphs or caddis larva patterns was productive. Lakes Marburg and Pinchot, Long Arm Dam (York, Adams counties) All three were yielding bass on plastics, with Marburg the most…

Ice is gone again, anglers pondering trout season

Anglers are reminded that as of March 1, only Early Season Trout-Stocked Waters will be open to angling, along with the special regulations sections of streams. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continues to stock trout statewide. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie tributaries — Streams had a green tint, and steelhead were widely distributed as of…