Things Slowing Up A Bit But…….

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For those interested we stocked up on Ned Rigs that people have been doing well for smallies and largemouth in the river. Several different colors and a tow size jig heads also in weedless. Bruce also brought one of his 11-foot fiberglass one-piece surf rods in he is looking to sell. $40.00 for anyone interested.

We got out before the rain on Tuesday and had to battle quite a wind blowing right up the river. River was low and crystal clear. Conditions were tough but we still managed to boat 25 fish. Helen had a nice 25-inch striper and the rest were smallies and a couple catfish. Everything was caught on minnows and Zoom grubs. Several other fisherman up on the river that day were all catching fish but again over all it was slow. On the weekend I had several great reports from Lambertville with most guys catching 25 to 40 fish each trip. Also the drift guys came down from Frenchtown to Bull’s Island catching over 120 fish between three guys. They caught most all their fish with minnows but did land a few fish with grubs and spinners.   Kevin up at the Water Gap said fishing up here picked up with a great evening bite with Zara Spooks, Tiny Torpedo’s, 3 and 4 inch Fin-S fish and Senko worms. 4 hours each night he has been catching 20 to 30 fish. Up our place on the river one fisherman came down from Long Eddy to Callicoon catching 47 bass, 1 striper, 4 bluegills and a bunch of river chubs.

Lower River has slowed up a bit for catfish with most guys catching 5 to 10 fish each trip out. Shrimp, chunked eels, bunker and nightcrawlers working best. Rick out bass fishing on Sunday and Tuesday picking up 2 bass each trip with a bunch of small stripers with rattle traps, Senko worms and spooks. Down river a few guys said there are plenty of 15 to 20 inch stripers hitting bloodworms and chicken livers around the bridges. Mixed in plenty of white perch. Down around the C and D canal one fisherman picked up a 29 inch striper with plenty of catfish with a 21 pound flathead all with live eels, chunked eels and bunker heads. He Raccoon Creek fisherman said all catfish this past week with most fish 3 to 5 pounds.

Lake fishing reports are slow this past week. Core Creek one fisherman picked up a 3-pound largemouth with a firetiger crankbait. He also had a friend pick up an 11-pound catfish with a chrome rattletrap. One resident at Churchville picked up a 7-½ pound bass the other night with black buzz bait. He has also been catching plenty of 2 to 4 pound fish with poppers, buzz baits and purple worms. The shopping center lake one fisherman and his son picked up a bunch of bluegills with mealworms. Down the fish hatchery plenty of bluegills hitting mealworms and earthworms. Here a few bass and catfish mixed in. The upper Pennypack several guys catching bluegills, smallies and largemouth bass with spinners, 3 inch Senko worms and shallow crankbaits. Silver lake a few reports of catfish, carp and even a few smaller bass this past weekend. John up at Nockamixon passed on the weekend with way too much traffic. On Friday night his wife picked up a 4-pound largemouth bass with a weedless frog. FDR Park a few guys talking up a few snakeheads on weedless frogs and live minnows and bluegills. The group on the Schuylkill River crushed the smaller catfish just above Gladwin with chicken livers, shrimp and worms. No flatheads this past week. Ron fish up at Reading this past weekend catching 21 smallies and a ton of bluegills fishing trout magnets, grubs and shiners.

Last week for flounder and I hate to say I did not hear a single thing, good or bad. Several surf fishermen picked up some kingfish and croakers fishing Cape May and Wildwood with bloodworms and Fish Bites. Up at Atlantic City in the Back Bay one fisherman picked up a few blackfish and sea bass fishing squid and clams along the rocks. Off the jetties up off Island State Park a few smaller bluefish being caught with mullet and metal spoons.

Newtown Lake one fisherman out looking for snakeheads but had to settle for 5 largemouth bass 2 to 4 pounds. Real bummer! He caught these fish with live frogs right outside the lillypads. John did not fish Union due to the holiday traffic but did well fishing 2 different lakes off Route 50 catching a few smaller bass but crushed the pickerel with Power worms, spinners and bigger twister tails. Stan fished Dennisville catching plenty of pickerel with live minnows and spinners. Jack and his buddies took a couple boats up to Spruce Run and fished in different directions. One boat caught several nice smallies and yellow perch with Senko worms and rubber-skirted jigs. The other boat caught largemouth bass and crappies with spinner baits, crankbaits and plastic worms. A family having a picnic along the Cooper River had a great day catching smaller catfish with hotdogs, slim Jims and worms. They even had a couple carp hooked up but lost due to old line.

Wish I had more to report but that is all I have. Lets hope this new hurricane does not come this way with the rivers and streams just right for bass fishing. Bill

8/31/17 – My 79 yr old Dad and I went out on the morning trip on the OC Princess out of Ocean City MD. Gorgeous day…12 miles out on wrecks fishing with clam strips and frozen minnows.Plenty of sea bass…several keepers. Saw some Flounder come over the rail but only a couple keepers. Saw people catch small sea trout and blues.  The pool winner was the guy next to me with a good size trigger fish. Fun day! – Afterwards we went out for crabs…something about MD crabs that taste better compared to NJ Crabs?

Thanks for the recomendation on heading up to new hope.  we killed it on saturday with 27 bass, 4 stripers and 2 catfish.  minnows minnows and more minnows were the bait of choice.  heading back up again next week depending on the storms.  Think it will still be good?  Harry

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