|Keep in mind that rain is predicted throughout this week for the Southeast Region, and with the potential for Hurricane Joaquin to travel over the Mid-Atlantic Region, the waterways will likely be running high and off-color. The fishing will be difficult until the streams recover from the influx of rain.
Stay up to date with streamflow conditions by monitoring the USGS website here: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/pa/nwis/rt
Colton Dunkle caught this Smallmouth Bass on September 25 at the Rock Hill Access on a craw imitation lure drifted through rapids. He weighed it in at 2 pounds, 10 ounces. Congrats!
Eastern Schuylkill County
The fishing in the area is starting to pick up with the water slowly cooling down and the lakes turning over. Perch were caught at Lake Tuscarora and Locust Lake on worms in the morning but seem to shut down after lunch. Trout fishing at the lakes have also picked up as the trout are coming near the shorelines again. Minnows and butterworms have worked well.
Catfish are hitting on the usual baits of chicken livers, night crawlers and shrimp in the Schuylkill River near Landingville. Bass fishing has been decent in the mornings and at dusk but slow during the heat of the day. Bass have been caught on rubber worms and crawlers worked slowly with the occasional jerk.
Locust Lake has plenty of trout jumping in the evening but few being caught.
The Little Schuylkill River still has a good number of trout and anglers are catching them on all the usual trout baits. The Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only section is full of trout and a number of flies have worked, but it seems with few bugs flying around that ants are the most successful fly especially in the cool of the morning.
Trout stocking starts up again October 5 at Tuscarora Lake. There is generally less fishing pressure for trout in the fall, so take advantage of this opportunity.