warm temperature has risen to 72 degrees in many of the area lakes and ponds
which should translate to some good bass fishing this coming Saturday. Lackawanna Lake has one of the best
bass populations in northeastern Pennsylvania. The PA American Water
Company Reservoirs that are open to public fishing (Curtis, Elmhurst and Griffin Pond) have nice small mouth
seeking pan fish are having plenty of luck. Bluegills and crappies have
been biting for the past month.
are still catching trout at Lackawanna Lake around the handicap pier, the south
launch and around the swimming pool area of Lackawanna Lake. The
preferred method of fishing is using paste bait on the bottom. Rainbow
color seems to work best at Lackawanna Lake.
Pike and Southern Wayne Counties
and walleye are biting at Lake
Wallenpaupack on some types of live bait. The bluegills and perch are also biting.
Crappies and pickerel
are the fish of choice and are hitting well at Shohola Lake. Small jigs and live bait seem to be working
The shad run is
almost over on the Delaware River,
but the stripers should soon be making their way upstream.
The trout are
still plentiful in the Lackawaxen River.
The river level is starting to level off which will make fishing a lot easier
pickerel are being caught Greeley lake.
They are hitting on just about any lure or bait.
is in full swing here in the Northeast. Be safe and make sure all your
safety equipment is in good condition and onboard your boats. Wearing
PFD’s saves lives, of wear it.
Luzerne & Columbia Counties
the temperature seem to heat up, so has the fishing on the local
impoundments. Frances E Walter Reservoir has been on fire, giving up some great
crappie and trout fishing. The best
action seems to be coming from the river and creek arms, rather than the main
body of the reservoir. The best baits
for some nice trout, have been blue and silver crankbaits. Meanwhile, the crappie have been taking small
minnows and plastic grubs.
Lily Lake has been slow. However, those anglers catching fish are
doing so early and late in the day. The
weedy areas in the back seem to be your best bet for some exciting chain pickerel
action. With the best baits by far being
anything top water. Just look for the
fish busting schools of baitfish towards evening and cast top water minnow
Briar Creek Lake is continuing to produce trout, as well
as some nice carp and a few decent crappies.
The trout and carp seem to like the typical paste and dough baits, while
the crappies have been hitting small grubs.
for the trout waters, the Lehigh River
seems to be getting the pressure, and it’s no wonder. Trout are being caught throughout the river,
on anything from dry flies during the hatches, to minnows and red worms.
fishing the Susquehanna River have
been catching walleye on 3 and 4-inch twister tail grubs. Also, don’t overlook Fishing Creek at Boone’s dam for some
terrific walleye action.
course, the bluegills and sunfish are hitting at just about all of the smaller
ponds and lakes.
are reminded that bass season is Closed until June 16th. All bass caught must be immediately released without
harm. As the warmer weather arrives, boaters are again cautioned of the zero
tolerance of Boating Under the Influence.