Pennsylvania Fishing Reports

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…

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…