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Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass using rubber worms and crankbaits. Anglers are catching Northern Pike in the bays around the reservoir using spinners and stickbaits. Anglers are catching Walleye in depths of 6 to 40 feet of water using crawler harnesses, spoons, and spinners.
Anglers are catching Muskellunge below the Kinzua outflow using live bait and large lures. Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass using tubes and jigs in pockets throughout the river. Anglers are catching Northern Pike around structure and weed beds using spinners and stickbaits.
Southern Monroe & Northern Carbon Counties
Anglers have been having success on the Delaware River for Smallmouth Bass by using a variety of rubber worms and similar lures. The Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section of the McMichael’s Creek, section 5, has been slowing down but anglers have been able to land a few nice trout using dry flies in the evening, and wet flies throughout the day.
Boaters are reminded to make sure they have all of the necessary boating safety equipment including; USCG Approved Wearable Personal Floatation Devices for each person, Fire Extinguisher (if required), a throwable type IV floatation device for boats greater than 16 feet, and a Sound producing device. Boats powered by a motor of any type must be registered and display a valid registration sticker.
Eastern Berks County
Boyertown Reservoir has become the hot spot for Largemouth Bass. Fisherman are reporting that nightcrawlers or dark colored rubber worms have been the go-to for some good size bass.
Anglers have been successfully catching some large catfish in the Schuylkill River. Most reports have come in from the lower end of the river between Ganshahawny Park and Pottstown. Fisherman have also been reporting decent Smallmouth Bass fishing throughout the river with a lot of them taking topwater lures.
Western Montgomery County
Boaters and Kayakers at Deep Creek Lake and Green Lane Reservoir are reminded that All must remember to comply with the PFD Laws while out recreating on the water. Safety is the top priority.
All recreational boaters/Kayakers and fisherman on the Perkiomen Creek are reminded to clean your gear and help do their part in the effort to stop aquatic invasive species.
Anglers have been seen catching a variety of fish species throughout the county. Anglers are catching rainbow trout on small spinners and earthworms in the Trout Stocked Waters section of the Saucon Creek. Additionally, anglers have caught a variety of panfish species in the canals both in Bethlehem and Easton. The canals are a great place to bring kids where you are almost guaranteed to catch something, as well as lots of open space for casting.
Anglers have reported poor success on the Lehigh River upriver of Chain Dam.
For those looking to fish or simply boat, please watch the weather and the river levels closely. Many of the streams and rivers are susceptible to flash flooding with the isolated storms we experience this time of year.