the weather for the Regular Opening Day of Trout season was nearly perfect,
anglers were reporting difficulty catching trout. The district’s stocked
trout waters were flowing low and clear which may have contributed to the lower
catch rates. Most of the streams received moderate to light fishing
pressure. Anglers using night crawler, paste baits and minnow had
reported better success catching trout.
anglers have been reporting seeing a good number of trout still held over from
the Regular Opening Day of the trout season. The in-season trout
stockings are now underway in the district with the Aquashicola Creek, Buckwa
Creek (Monroe County), Princess Run
(Monroe County), and the Lizard Creek
being recently stocked. Although these streams have been recently
stocked, the fishing pressure is light due to the cold weather, and the streams
flowing higher than normal.
fishing the Lehigh River, near the
Lehigh Gorge and downriver in the Jim Thorpe area, had reported good success
catching trout during the weekend of the Regular Opening Day of Trout
season. Most successful anglers were using stick baits or spinner.
The Lehigh River had recently received a trout stocking by a local sportsmen’s
are reminded that the harvest of bass is closed from April 14th through June
15th and is currently catch & release only. Anglers are encouraged to
consult the PA Fishing Summary regarding the guidelines on catch & release.
Bobersky, pictured below, from Benton caught this nice rainbow trout while fishing in a
waterway outside of Berwick.
Dietz, pictured below, from Benton caught these rainbow and brown trout on worms. He
fished a waterway in Columbia County after heavy rains.
you catch your limit of fish at “Johnson’s hole” along the East Branch of the Tunkhannock, you can thank Sydney Seman.
age 11, and her mom Renee Seman of Lenoxville caught up to the stocking truck
on the last stop of the day and assisted with the trout planting. Sydney
was looking forward to stocking but got out of school late and thought she had
missed her opportunity until she spotted the big white truck traveling towards
“Johnson Hole”. After assisting she said, “This is the best day of my
from Susquehanna High School braved the cold, wet weather to help stock Starrucca on April 16th.
left to right are: Rhiannon Potter, Emily Sheldon, Lizzy Stewart, Maddi Baker,
Kyliegh Jones, Jakub Tomczyk, Jacob Downton, Payton Cowperthwait and Aaron