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Well with this fine weather this past week the fishing report is going to be a bit light. But this a great weekend coming up to make sure you get your fishing licenses, reels lined up and please everyone check out you trout and striper rods to make sure all the guide are in good shape. Any rods this week will be a week to a week and a half. Once we get busy it takes two weeks or a bit more. So please check out you equipment soon.
Before the snow I heard of the first couple shad taken in the Yardley to Lambertville section of the river. Now this is just hear say so far. These fish were taken with spoons. Now further up river the walleye fishing has still been very good. The few guys I know fishing have been catching 2 to 6 fish each trip out. Lambertville, Bull’s Island and Point Pleasant have been the better areas. These guys have been doing best with minnows, 5-inch grubs and trolling bright colored crankbaits.
The lower river has still been just catfish even know I did hear of a striper taken below the airport. This fish was only 12 inches and picked up with bloodworms. Next to this one fish I know 10 different guys fishing from the airport up to the Tacony not catching a thing.
Penn Warner has still been pretty good for perch, crappies, bass and pickerel. Minnows and Thin Fishers working best off the shoreline with minnows, tubes, grubs, jigging metal and crankbaits working best off boats. One fisherman at Core Creek fished several hours without a single hit last weekend. John up at Nockamixon only did well on crappies before the snows and has not been out since. The crappies have been hitting small jigs, tubes and spinner baits the best. The last lake report came from Marsh Creek with Jerry fishing Friday a week ago. That day with minnows he picked up 11 pickerel and 2 mid size smallmouth bass.
Several different guys out fishing the Schuylkill River have been doing pretty good with catfish, perch, walleyes and even a couple smaller stripers. The few flatheads have been caught from Flat Rock dam up to Norristown. These fish have been 13 to 24 pounds hitting live bluegills, chunked perch and chunked eels. The walleyes are hitting just below the art museum on shad bodies and 4 to 5 inch jerk baits. The perch, catfish and smaller stripers were caught down river with bloodworms, nightcrawlers and chunked bunker.
Jersey report was a few bass and pickerel on Union Lake, pickerel on Dennisville and Lake Lenape. Not much here.
Saltwater has still been well in the power plants even with all the snow. These guys are doing well with 20 to 28 inch stripers and big white perch with bloodworms, Fin-s Fish and smaller shad bodies. Oyster Creek, May’s Landing, Collin’s Cove and Salem have been the best places to head. The only other saltwater reports are coming from north jersey up to Massachusetts for cod, porgies, ling and Pollock. Clams and jigs have been working best.
Well that is all I have for you this week. Only a couple weeks before opening of trout and the stripers can’t be to far away. Let’s hope this snow melts this week and the river starts warming up quick.
Good luck, Bill