|Northern Wayne County
The fishing pressure has slowed dramatically. The few die-hard anglers are being rewarded with good catches of Smallmouth Bass, crappie and walleye at Duck Harbor Pond. Anglers have found success going slow and deep with jigs or live bait.
Long Pond and Upper Woods Pond have received the fall stocking of trout. Anglers have had success using paste baits.
Southern Luzerne & Southern Columbia Counties
With recent rainfalls and cooler temperatures fishing on the Susquehanna River is picking up as fish begin to feed heavily in preparation for winter. Success for walleye and Smallmouth Bass is being found with lead head jigs tipped either with soft plastics or leeches and minnows.
Local trout streams are again producing for anglers. Most streams have many nice holdover trout, particularly the Nescopeck Creek and Lehigh River near Devil’s Elbow.
Action at Lily Lake and Lake Irena continues with both of these waterways receiving fall stockings of trout last month. Now is an excellent time to be on the water!
Boaters are reminded of the mandatory life jacket wear regulation in effect November 1st for all boats less than 16 feet in length, and all canoes and kayaks.
Western Bradford & Sullivan County
Smallmouth Bass are putting on their feed bags and striking aggressively. This time of year is also a great time to hit the trout streams and find those trout that have held over and are just waiting for your bait to drift downstream. Many anglers have left the streams to pursue hunting opportunities, so find your way out to the stream!
Fishing and boating pressure has really dropped off over the past couple of weeks. The water levels at Elmhurst and Curtis Reservoirs is extremely low. Some anglers have been catching some nice brown trout in the Lackawanna River in the Dickson City area.
2015 fishing licenses go on sale starting on December 1st. Make sure to get yours!
Northern Susquehanna & Eastern Bradford Counties
With the low water level at Comfort Lake, anglers have had easier access to shore line fishing. Anglers are reporting doing well using spoons to catch Yellow Perch and Chain Pickerel.