|Northern Columbia and Northern Luzerne Counties
Susquehanna River: Fishing has been hot the past few weeks. Anglers have been bringing in catfish with chicken livers, shrimp and nightcrawlers. Smallmouth Bass have been taking anything that moves as well. They have been especially aggressive for anglers using top-water presentations in the evening! Their efforts are often answered with an explosion on the surface.
Harveys Lake: Anglers have had nice catches of panfish as well as some nice sized largemouth bass.
Lake Jean: Anglers have been hooking into some great Perch. The key here is finding their schools. So don’t be afraid to change locations on the lake if you not finding them in your current location.
Harris Pond & Frances Slocum: Both of these lakes have not been producing well for most over the past few weeks. Algae conditions and water temperatures have been making it hard to find cooperative fish.
Harveys Creek: While the water is low and clear throughout the stream, the opportunity for great trout fishing is still available to those who are willing to fish this stream appropriately. The fish are very spooky, so make sure to use stealth when approaching the stream, wearing dark colored clothes and making sure your presentation is gentle. Trout were taking dead drifted nymphs this past week in the evenings. A size 16 psycho prince nymph was the fly of choice and the trout were taking them with reckless abandon. This is the time of year to really practice your lure presentation skills!
Maple Lake: This past weekend must have been panfish weekend! Quite a few nice Pumpkinseeds and Bluegills were biting at using red worms near the dam area and along the parking lot shoreline.
Lackawanna Lake: This past weekend anglers, all throughout the lake, were taking nice Bluegills. Now is the time to be out for some great fishing action!
Anglers have had excellent fishing this past week throughout the county. Largemouth Bass angling action reaching frenzied high! Anglers have been reporting record size and catches on everything from worms, plastic and spinners.
Southern Luzerne & Southern Columbia Counties
Susquehanna River: Fishing has really picked up in recent weeks, with anglers reporting fine catches of smallmouth bass. Most action is coming from soft plastics and lipless crankbaits. Some anglers are reporting good Muskie action as well, using large in-line spinners. Many people though, are foregoing the heat of the day, choosing to fish for Catfish at night. Excellent catfish catches are being reported, using clams and shrimp, as well as hot dog pieces as bait.
Lily Lake: has been giving up some nice bass and pickerel, as well as panfish.
Fishing Creek: While most Trout streams in the region have had no pressure, there are still plenty of trout in the water! Nelly Swisher, from Stillwater, was able to land this 24 inch and 7.5 lb. Rainbow Trout out of Fishing Creek this past weekend!
Western Bradford & Sullivan Counties
Susquehanna River: Anglers have had fantastic fishing this past week. Anglers have been using brown crayfish imitations with green specks to bring in many nice bass.