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REGION COUNTIES -- Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming (County Guide)


October 18 2017
Fall trout stockings are in full swing throughout the region and we are getting some excellent weather to get out and enjoy them.  Please check the online stocking schedule for updates and changes to the stocking list, the stocking schedule can be found at the following link:
Region streams are still running low after receiving very little rain the last couple months so that will mean anglers will need to use stealth when approaching the low, clear water to ensure a successful day on the water.  Also, anglers need to remember that on stocked streams the fish are spread out during the fall so keeping to one hole and not moving is a guaranteed way of limiting your success. 
Wild trout anglers need to remember that spawning season is starting and will be occurring throughout the fall and early winter. Make sure to be careful and watch your step for Brook and Brown Trout redds. Disturbing their spawning by targeting fish over redds or stepping in them can have a negative effect on your favorite stream.  Taking a camera this time of year can yield some great photos of trout naturally reproducing and creating the trout you will be catching over the next few years!


October 11, 2017
Monroe County
Largemouth Bass are in a feeding frenzy on private community lakes. Anglers report great catches using live bait as the bass try to build up their winter reserves. The nice weather and warm temperatures have extended the feeding window for all fish.
Wayne and Pike County
Unusually warm weather and low water conditions have been conducive for panfish.  Anglers have been having good luck catching bluegill, sunfish, Largemouth Bass and perch using natural and artificial baits.
Western Bradford & Sullivan County

Hunters Lake and Mountain Lake received their fall planting of trout last week and early indications were that the fish were very active and hitting on a variety of baits.  Gold spinners and spoons seemed to be a favorite.  Remember that Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing are now under the “extended season” size and creel limits.  Size stays the same at 7” and creel limit is reduced to 3.

Reports compiled by Allan Schreffler (, Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.