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Map highlighting counties in the Southeast RegionREGION COUNTIES -- Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill (County Guide)

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 24, 2015
Northampton County / Bucks County

Delaware River – Catch rates have been slowing down for Smallmouth Bass on the river, but anglers are getting into larger bass, and more Walleyes are taking the bass baits. Large shiners will also entice the Walleyes to bite. Catfish continue to bite in the lower river. Try smelly baits like shrimp.


Berks County / N. Montgomery County

It was a nice fall day in Berks County Wednesday the 18 of November for the winter stocking of Lake Antietam. The weather was great, the fish looked great, and the water was perfect. Deep Creek Lake in Montgomery County was also stocked from the same truck. The trout came from Huntsdale Hatchery and couldn’t have looked better, so grab your rods and get there and enjoy some wonderful fall trout fishing. Keep in mind we are in the extended trout season with the daily creel limit of 3 fish.

Lehigh County

Little Lehigh – Fall-stocked trout have been active recently. Try egg patterns and streamers.

Montgomery County

Green Lane Reservoir – Crappies were taking fathead minnows off Knight Road Bridge area earlier this month.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 18, 2015
Bucks County

Lake Luxembourg
One of our Great White Fleet stocking trucks, like the one pictured, visited Lake Luxembourg within Core Creek County Park on 11/17 for its fall/winter stocking of trout. Try minnows, wax worms and paste baits. You can learn more about the park and the lake here:

Stocking truck

Delaware River
Anglers are still reporting catches of Smallmouth Bass and more Walleyes are taking the bait as the cold weather settles in. The challenge is keeping fallen leaves off your fishing line.

Walleyes can typically be found in the tail waters below dams for the fall feed up and the winter spawn. Follow all safety precautions when fishing below dams and obey signage. Here is an article from a 2011 Angler & Boater magazine on river fishing for Walleyes:

Philadelphia County

Pennypack Creek
The creek is still producing trout, and with many sportsmen focusing on hunting, the pressure from other anglers is low. Take along some wax worms.

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Fishing and Boating Report – November 10, 2015
Winter trout stocking is on the way in the Southeastern Region! Check the full trout stocking schedule and see any changes to the schedule here:

Berks County

Antietam Reservoir is scheduled to be stocked with trout next Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Kaercher Creek Dam is scheduled to receive trout on Dec. 15.

Bucks County

Lake Luxembourg is scheduled to be stocked with trout next Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Montgomery County

Deep Creek Dam is scheduled to be stocked with trout on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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