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

AUGUST 8-22, 2018

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AUGUST 2, 2018

The daily rain storms have left many waterways across the region high and muddy. Anglers should consider using bright colors in the ‘dirty’ turbid waters. Try scent baits for catfish, as they rely on their sense of smell and taste more than sight.

Be careful when floating on swollen waterways, and always remember to wear your life jacket and don’t paddle on waters beyond your abilities!

Bucks County

The Southeast Region Mentored Youth Catfish Fishing Event and the Catfish Expo are swiftly approaching this Saturday & Sunday, Aug 4-5!

You do not need to register for this event. Join us for the Mentored Youth Catfish Opportunity and Catfish Expo at the Children's Pond at Nockamixon State Park off Harrisburg School Road. The Catfish Expo will run 4 PM - 6 PM, followed by fishing Saturday night from 6 PM - 11 PM, and from sunrise-11 PM on Sunday! The Catfish Expo will be open to anyone; however, the fishing that follows will be available only to holders of the Mentored Youth Permits or the Voluntary Youth Fishing Licenses, and will require a mentor be present while the youth is fishing. Youth anglers can obtain a free PFBC-issued permit or a purchase a voluntary youth fishing license at Adult anglers (16 years or older) must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and be accompanied by a youth. Youth can keep two catfish, but fishing for adults is catch & release only.

Lancaster County

We will have an Introduction to Kayak Fishing Event on the evening of Wednesday, August 8 at Speedwell Forge Lake near Lititz from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Details are available on the registration link at:

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Victor was out this week enjoying a day of fishing at Speedwell Forge Lake with his grandkids! Thanks for taking them fishing!

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