South East

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…

Weather and walleyes cooperate on opening weekend – Southeast Report

FARIBAULT AREA Cedar Lake is producing walleyes and northern pike along the 12-foot weedlines via minnows and crankbaits. Walleyes also can be had at Shields Lake with leeches in 12 feet. Look to Circle Lake for walleyes and northern pike in 10 to 12 feet. Panfish are being caught on Lake Mazaska and Roberds Lake in shallow water. Nagel’s Live Bait…

Walleye fishing slows down on Lake Erie waters – Southeast Region Report

Ross Lake (Ross County) Several areas of submerged structure have enhanced this 143-acre lake. Try casting wax worms or nightcrawlers over some of this submerged structure for good catches of bluegills. Fishing for largemouth bass should be picking up. Try casting plastic worms and crankbaits. Burr Oak (Athens County) Good catches of bluegills are usually reported this time of year…

Recent rain (and snow) brought stream levels up Southeast Report

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent this spring, with numerous 6-pounders released. Crappie fishing was good to average at the end of April, with jigs and fathead minnows or jigs and 2-inch twister tails in yellow or white fished under a spring bobber 4 feet down or straight up the ticket. Water was still a little…

Unusual warm, dry weather leaves streams low – Southeast Report

Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) Nice releases of trout were reported in late March. Hatches included midges, blue-winged olives, crane flies, and caddis towards evening. Water was clear, making for good top-water fishing. Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) Good fishing was reported in the delayed-harvest, artificial-lures-only section in late March.  Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) Decent perch, small crappies and average…

Warm, dry weather may cause low trout waters – Southeast Report

Little Juniata River (Huntingdon County) Slightly low but overall good conditions were reported March 17, with water temperatures in the mid-40s. Midges and blue-winged olives (20) were hatching. Streamers were effective as was nymphing with bright-color attractor patterns. Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) The delayed-harvest, artificial-lures- only area was stocked from below Blue Marsh Stilling Basin and Red Covered Bridge March…

Walleye season over; trout season is set to begin – Southeast Report

Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County)  Nice catches of crappies were reported along the railroad tracks near the Peter’s Creek arm, and perch were reported along Route 73, with small jigs productive. White Clay Creek (Chester County) The delayed-harvest section was yielding nice trout, with the Green Weenie productive, fished near the   bottom. Categories: South East