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SE Region Reports

REGION COUNTIES -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill (County Guide

October 18, 2018

Bucks County

The East Branch Perkiomen Creek and Levittown Lake trout stockings were rescheduled to October 31 from the original Oct 16 date due to warm water temps.

The Lake Luxembourg stocking was rescheduled to October 22.

Current stockings and revisions can be found online at

Philadelphia County

The Pennypack Creek received its fall stocking of Rainbow Trout on October 9.

Montgomery County

Deep Creek Dam is scheduled to be stocked November 14. Pennypack Creek was stocked with trout on October 9.


October 11, 2018

There are still plenty of opportunities to join our Gaun First Catch Center staff for fishing meet-up events. Check this website calendar and our Facebook events section for listings! There is a kayak fishing meet-up at Giving Pond this Friday, October 12 at 3pm. We provide the kayaks and fishing equipment! No license needed! Register here:

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Bucks County

Lake Luxembourg fall trout stocking has been postponed due to high water temps. Please check back on our website stocking calendar for rescheduled days.

Fall is Musky time at Nockamixon Lake! If you are new to musky fishing, fall is a great time to hit the water looking for these trophy game fish. Gear and fish handling are important factors to consider when taking up musky angling. Do some online reading on musky handling before heading out. The time to learn about proper fish handling is not when landing your first fish. Have your net and release tools at the ready. A good net, long needle-nose pliers, hook cutters, and jaw spreaders are required equipment. Use at least 20lb test, 30lb is best, especially for beginners. Use a 12-inch heavy abrasive-resistant leader to prevent expensive bite-offs. Use good quality gear; hooks, swivels and leaders. Double-blade spinners, topwater and crankbaits and baited jig heads are the preferred lures at the lake. Muskies on the lake will follow the food source. The pelagic baitfish that the musky feed on are going to be in the main body of the lake and finding the food source will lead you to the gamefish.  


Chester County

Anglers are catching a few nice perch and sunfish at Chambers Lake. Boat anglers are out-fishing shore anglers which seems to usually be the case at this lake. A favorite and most productive method is to fish with fathead minnows about 4-6 feet below a pencil bobber or from a boat. Set the minnow up about a foot off the bottom and try to stay near the bottom anyway, in 12 feet of water. Remember that Chambers is a Panfish Enhancement Waters lake, so sunfish must be 7 inches, and perch and crappie have to be 9 inches to be kept.

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Reports compiled by Andrew Desko (, Southeast Region Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.