The holiday weekend saw heavy boating traffic throughout the county and plenty of people taking advantage of the fish for free day. Anglers were catching a wide variety of fish from rock bass, bluegills, bass and pickerel. The crappies have been biting at Griffin Pond using pinheads or small jigs on a bobber.
Northern Wayne County
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are hitting in the late afternoon at Upper Woods Pond. Walleye are hitting live bait at Prompton Dam. Bobbers and worms are doing the trick at Miller Pond and White Oak Pond for panfish. The Upper Delaware River is high and difficult to fish.
Private community lakes and local creeks experienced higher than normal water levels due to the heavy rains. The fish were not biting as normal due to this and the muddy waters, plus the waters have been colder than normal too.
Southern Wayne and Pike County
Recent heavy rains events have slowed fishing activity down in the region. Some anglers are having moderate success catching sunfish using natural bait.
W. Bradford / Sullivan County
Hunters Lake: Anglers are reporting success targeting bass while trolling, green and yellow seem to be producing most consistent results.
S. Luzerne/S. Columbia Co.
With the Susquehanna River running high, muddy and fast, fishing has been sporadic to say the least. Some anglers are finding success using live bait, fishing at the tributary confluences. Others have been targeting catfish at night, using shrimp, clams and liver.
Lily Lake and FEW Reservoir continue to produce nice bass and panfish but, the trout fishing has slowed down. With the warmer weather, look for them deep.
Activity on local trout streams has been virtually non-existent but, there are still plenty of trout left. The anglers, who have been fishing them, are targeting them early in the morning or in the evening with fly rods.