SE Region Reports
REGION COUNTIES -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill (County Guide)
Amphibian and Reptile Coloring Page Series
For a PDF version of this week's releases in the Amphibian and Reptile Series, open here: Coloring Series 9.pdf
Previous releases are over in our Activities & Education Portal
May 27, 2020
Anglers have started catching panfish such as Bluegills and Pumpkinseeds in the Lehigh Canal in Freemansburg and Bethlehem on worms and small spinners. These panfish can be seen swimming close to shore and are easily caught with simple tackle by novice anglers. Panfish fishing is one sign that warmer water temperatures have arrived. For those anglers still looking to catch trout, the lower section of Bushkill Creek is always promising, as well as Saucon Creek. In the Trophy Trout section of Saucon Creek in Saucon Park, the Sulfur hatch has been very strong according to local fly anglers.
May 21, 2020
The weather is warming up and boats are being launched. Make sure all of you required safety equipment is not only on board, but in good and serviceable condition. Check your fire extinguishers to make sure they are U.S.C.G. approved and fully charged. Personal flotation devices (PFDs) or lifejackets need to also be U.S.C.G. approved and in good working condition.
As paddling is becoming more popular in our area, it is important to note there are also mandatory safety equipment requirements for all paddle craft as well.
Although the mandatory cold weather wear period is over, there are still rules and regulations you need to abide by. It is still recommended to always wear your PFD!
An additional reminder, the entire length of the Neshaminy Creek is a Slow No Wake zone.
Please visit our site for more boating information and checklists.
Boating Main Page: http://www.fishandboat.com/Boat/Pages/default.aspx
Safety FAQ: http://www.fishandboat.com/LearningCenter/FAQs/Pages/BoatingSafetyPWC.aspx
Reports compiled by Andrew Desko (RA-FBSEFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Southeast Region Outreach & Education Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.