|S. Berks County
The cooler winds of November always bring on good crappie fishing, and Lake Ontelaunee and Blue Marsh Lake are good choices to hook up.
Bright colored jigs and live minnows have been producing some nice fish at both locations.
Try the shoreline along Route 73 at Lake Ontelaunee, and fish structure and downed trees at Blue Marsh Lake. A reminder that at Blue Marsh Lake the legal size for crappie is 9 inches with a 20 fish limit per day.
Trout fishing action continues at the Tulpehocken Creek downstream of Blue Marsh, and at Scott's Run Lake, which were both stocked last month.
Do not forget, from Nov. 1 to April 30, it is mandatory to wear lifejackets on all boats under 16 feet, and on all canoes and kayaks regardless of length. Be safe out there, do not take chances, wear your lifejacket!
S. Chester County
Chambers Lake was stocked this past week with over 4,000 White Crappies. Chambers, which is already a great resource to fish for crappies will get even better. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the available structure in the lake, now is a great time to see what is out there as the lake is in a draw down phase (11 feet) for repairs to the riser and will remain that way until March. This gives you an opportunity to see the bass cribs we placed in the lake as well as the natural structure. You might want to consider taking a notebook so that you can make notes on what structure is available in that magic 10 to 12 foot depth around the lake.
W. Philadelphia County / S. Montgomery County
Late fall fishing season is slowing down to just a trickle of hardy anglers. Mandatory life jacket wear is the rule this time of year on boats under 16 feet in length and all canoes & kayaks. “Click It (life jacket) – Or Ticket” if you go out boating.
The Stony Creek Anglers club stocks trout in Stony Creek at the Norristown Farm Park. Once again, this year, this local sportsman’s club will be stocking trout in time for Black Friday. The great weather on the Black Friday of 2012 made for a marvelous day of fishing on what could have been a day spent inside shopping. So the question you should be asking yourself is “Do I go shopping with the great herds of people, or do I go trout fishing in Norristown Farm Park”? Tough question, no?