Youth Mentor Trout Saturday


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I want to let everyone know our hours are changing. This weekend Saturday we will be here 6 to 5. Sunday 6 to 4. With trout season opening the 1st of April This coming week hours will be Monday, Tuesday 6 to 7. Wednesday and Thursday 6 to 9. And Friday we will open at 6 and be here till midnight. Then Saturday and Sunday we will be here 5 to 6. After that we go to our regular summer hours.

Youth Trout is open tomorrow at Levittown Lake and the Wissahickon Creek. And from what I head they put in some really nice fish. Most guys will be fishing mealworms, wax worms, power baits, spinners and spoons.

This was quite a cold windy week. With that there were not many guys out fishing. Myself I got out on the lower river to make sure the boat would start up so I took a few bloodworms out and fished for a few hours. First spot by the Rancocas the water temps were 39 degrees. Here I managed one hit. So I moved into some deeper water with temps at 42 degrees. Here I managed to catch 2 catfish. Both on bloodworms. Anthony was coming off the river as I was putting in. He fished all morning and had one good run off and several smaller hits. Now work of mouth I heard of one 22-inch fish caught up around Station Avenue. Pete told me about the second fish a 22-pound fish caught below the Tacony Bridge. And Paul was in telling me he has picked up a half a dozen fish down around the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He said most were small but he did have one legal fish with a couple good run offs. Down at Salem several guys are talking up 15 to 28 inch stripers, 7 to 10 inch white perch up to a pound and plenty of 1 to 3 pound catfish. Bloodworms, strip squid, minnows and chicken livers working best. I just had one customer pick up bloodworms for Salem with pictures of fish up to 45 inches. Himself has been catching fish 22 to 30 inches but there were 5 cows picked up this past week.

Only one report back from Point Pleasant for walleyes with this fisherman catching 7 fish over the weekend 15 to 21 inches. He also picked up 2 smallmouth bass both 16 inches. He caught all the fish with live minnows tipped on a hair jig or bright colored jig heads. Shad fishermen from Yardley up to Lambertville have been catching fish. All these fish have been bucks and caught with shad spoons. Kevin had a couple warm days at the Water Gap. He said there is so much cold water coming down the river nothing at all is biting.

Penn Warner has still been very good for perch, crappies, pickerel and bass. Most guys have been doing best with live minnows and jigging metal. The landscaper fished the shopping center lake catching a few bluegills and a crappie. Small twister tails were working best. One fisherman picked up a few smaller bass at Magnolia Lake all with small crankbaits. The fisherman on Churchville picked up a couple largemouth bass 3 to 5 pounds. These fish were caught with spinner baits. Nockamixon a few crappies last weekend. John had several mornings there was too much ice on the ramps to put his boat in.

Several reports from the Schuylkill River. Fishing down river several reports of smaller catfish, yellow and white perch and a few smaller stripers. These fish are being caught with nightcrawlers, chicken livers and bloodworms. Just below the art museum a few walleyes, gizzard shad and small stripers being picked up on darts, spoons and shad bodies. And further up river several catfish and carp are being picked up with chunked baits, chicken livers, corn and boilies. Ron again fished up at Norristown looking for some smallmouth but was happy to land a nice 15 pound flathead and 2 smaller catfish. He picked these fish with strip baits.

Down the shore has still been stripers and perch at Oyster Creek, May’s Landing and Colin’s Cove. These fish have been hitting bloodworms and strip bunker. Stripers started to show up at Fortescue. These 22 to 30 inch fish are hitting bloodworms, clams and bunker. No big numbers but some decent fish. One fisherman up the Maurice River picked up some big white and yellow perch with bloodworms, squid and minnows. And the cod and big porgies are still hitting in good numbers in north Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.

Well that is all I have time for this week. Good luck and don’t forget to send some reports my way to beef up this report. Bill


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