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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.

Fishing and Boating Report – November 19, 2014
E. Berks County / N. Montgomery County

It was a picture perfect autumn day in Berks County on Thursday, November 13 for the fall trout stocking of Lake Antietam. The weather was great, the fish looked great and the water was perfect. The same truck also delivered trout to Deep Creek Lake in Montgomery County. The fish came from Huntsdale Hatchery and could not have looked better, so grab your rods and get there and enjoy some fall fishing. Keep in mind we are in the extended trout season with the daily creel limit of three fish. Regulations are available at

Bucks County

PFBC stocked Lake Luxembourg with trout last week.

Philadelphia County / S. Montgomery County

Late fall fishing season is still happening. Catfish are the primary target of local anglers on the rivers. Channel Catfish have been taking shrimp and chicken livers. Bass are still hungry. Anglers had limited success with jigs and jigging action on spoons.

This Thanksgiving holiday, a local sportsmen club will stock trout in Stony Creek at the Norristown Farm Park.  This stocking creates an opportunity for local anglers to avoid Black Friday shopping crowds and instead go trout fishing, which is a tough choice indeed. The statewide mandatory lifejacket wear is enforced as of November 1 aboard vessels less than 16 feet in length and all canoes and kayaks. Click it or ticket! 

Some anglers caught Walleyes last week on the Schuylkill River at the Art Museum either early in the morning or late in the evening. Try crankbaits and live minnows.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 12, 2014
S. Berks County

There are many trout fishing opportunities on the Tulpehocken Creek downstream of Blue Marsh, and at Scott’s Run Lake in French Creek State Park. Both were recently stocked, and the fall chill should really pick up the catch. The current limit is three (3) trout per day, except in the Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only Special Regulations Area of the Tulpehocken Creek, where all fish must be released.

Striped Bass and Black Bass fishing has been good at Blue Marsh Lake, with plenty of structure to fish with the lake at winter levels.

Use caution and reduce speed when operating close to shoreline.

Now that we are into November, a reminder that lifejackets must be worn (Nov 1 to April 30) on all canoes and kayaks, and on all boats less than 16 feet.
Be safe, cold water is no joke; wear a lifejacket on all boats!

Hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner!
Fishing licenses go on sale December 1, and the price has been reduced $1.00. It makes a great gift.

Good luck!

Philadelphia County

Anglers are still catching trout from the fall stocking in the Pennypack Creek.  There have also been many successful fishing reports from the Wissahickon Creek in the Northwest part of the city.  There are still fish in the Wissahickon Creek and they are expected to hold over this winter as well.
Please remember to take your used fishing line and trash with you when you leave the streams and lakes for the day.  With the fall winds, we are finding more and more trash blowing into the waterways.

E. Schuylkill County

Locust Lake has seen almost no fishing pressure despite having a good number of trout staging at the mouth of Locust Creek.  The lake is due to be stocked again on December 16 at 11:30am.
Tuscarora Lake was stocked on October 2 with Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout near the beach area.  Trout are hitting on paste baits and wax worms.  It is a good time of year to target Walleyes at the lake and the results of this year’s Walleye survey are posted on the website here:

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 5, 2014
Bucks County

Levittown Lake: Anglers have been catching the stocked Rainbow Trout on paste baits, small spoon lures and wax worms.

Nockamixon Lake: Anglers are taking crappies in 10-20 feet of water around submerged trees on minnows. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are taking minnows and crankbaits. The larger fish are turning on in the colder weather.

Delaware River: Try around the Point Pleasant area for Walleyes and Smallmouth Bass.

PFBC will stock Lake Luxembourg at Core Creek County Park on November 12, 2014.

Chester County

Crappies and Yellow Perch are biting are Struble Lake on minnows, twister tail grub lures and small jigs with split tail grubs.

Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass and Yellow Perch at Marsh Creek Lake on minnows.

Philadelphia County

Pennypack Creek: Anglers still seeking trout in the creek can still find some, and Rock Bass and Smallmouth Bass will take the bait too. Try spinners, earthworms, paste bait, wax worms and those shad dart lures tipped with split tail grub bodies.

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