|Southern Luzerne & Southern Columbia Counties
With water levels returning to normal the Susquehanna River has been producing some fine walleye and Smallmouth Bass fishing. Anglers seem to be having little trouble enticing strikes with crankbaits and soft plastics from any of the traditional hot spots within the district.
Although fishing pressure is light on local trout streams there are still plenty of fish to be had, especially in the Lehigh River. Current flow conditions for the Lehigh River can be found by contacting the USACE or Hickory Run State Park.
Lily Lake has been producing some nice crappies and trout in deeper water.
In Columbia County, Roaring Creek continues to provide ample trout fishing. The reservoirs in Conrad Weiser State Forest have been producing some bass and pickerel action. Anglers are reminded of strictly enforced Catch and Release Regulations for those bodies of water though.
Anglers are reminded that there is still a display requirement for fishing licenses.
Southern Wayne & Pike Counties
Water levels at Lake Wallenpaupack remain high, allowing boaters and anglers access to areas normally inaccessible. Anglers have been having an unusually successful year catching walleye, stripers and catfish. Pickerel and Largemouth Bass have turned on this past week, however, anglers should note bass season does not open until June 18th.
With the nice summer weather many unpowered boats have been on area waterways. Kayak and stand up paddleboard activity has seen a major increase recently. All paddlers are reminded they need to have a USCG approved personal flotation device in or on the vessel at all times. It is recommended that you wear one at all times, even if not required to be worn, as a PFD is your number one defense against drowning.
Northern Wayne County
The crappie and pickerel are hitting live bait at Prompton Dam. The trout streams are still in good shape with a lot of fish ready to be caught. The seasons, sizes and creel limits remain waived on White Oak Pond and Miller Pond until July 15.
Trout fishing has slowed down but at Lackawanna Lake anglers concentrating on trout are still catching their limits. Limits are being caught in bullhead bay and at the main boat launch. Anglers were using paste baits on the bottom-rainbow color was doing the trick.
The opening day of bass is this weekend. Remember Lackawanna Lake is a Big Bass Regulated lake and has a minimum size requirement of 15” for bass.
The boating traffic has been moderate on Lackawanna Lake. Plenty of kayaks and canoes were present this past weekend.