Great Opening For Sea Bass


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Trout will be restocked in the Pennypack Creek on October 10th. Levittown Town Lake was restocked October 24th.

Well back from muzzleloader hunting and we ended up having a great week. WE came home with 5 does with Helen getting a couple, myself getting a couple and our local guy picked up the 5th. Weather could not have been any better with 30-degree nights and 70-degree days. Out later this week archery seeing a good size 6 point but could not get it to come in any closer than 50 yards. Will be looking for him next week.

This past week with the opening of sea bass brought tons of great saltwater reports. I did not hear of one fisherman that did not limit out with 3 to 5 pound sea bass, 3 to 8 pound blackfish and even some 4 to 7 pound flounder picked up in the mix. Lots of false albacore, decent tuna fishing and also plenty of bluefish up and down the coast. South there are still a few kingfish, triggerfish and smaller bluefish hitting bloodworms, Fish Bites and strip mullet. Off Island State Park one fisherman had a great beginning of the week with stripers 22 to 30 inches in SP Minnows, Mag poppers, and Tsunami shads. Later in the week just smaller fish with Fin-s fish and clams. Stripers in the Raritan Bay are starting to pick up but still the water temperatures are still a bit high. The few that are being caught are being caught snagging and dropping bunker. Up off Massachusetts and New York some monster sea bass, cod and tilefish are being caught with jigs and top and bottom rigs tipped with squids and clams. South fishing this past week kind of died out with not one person coming in from Delaware or the Chesapeake Bay.

Levittown Lake was restocked this past week and everyone I talked to did pretty well. Power baits, wax worms, mealworms and spoons seemed to be working the best. Some decent 24 o 26-inch rainbows were caught. The Pennypack has still been pretty good for the few guys fishing. Roosevelt Boulevard, Woodward Avenue and Pine Road have been the better spots to head. Most guys have been catching 1 to 2 fish each trip with mealworms, power baits and spinners. A few carp, bass and bluegills mixed in. A few guys still fishing the Perkiomen doing well on smallies, rock bass and bluegills fishing minnows, spinners, twister tails and smaller crankbaits. Penn Warner has been hot for both bank and boat fisherman. Chunk and Jay did well this week fishing minnows for yellow perch and pickerel. Now the bass guys showed me pictures of plenty of fish 3 to 5 pounds caught with minnows, spinner baits, crankbaits and metal. Mixed in plenty of pickerel and pike. A big bass was picked up at Givens Pond over 5 pounds. Also there have been some good crappies being caught on this same lake with minnows, twister tails and tubes. Nockamixon a few different reports with John still doing well on smallies and largemouth jigging deeper water. One fisherman off the dam picked up a few bigger catfish with live minnows. And the last report was a fisherman working plastic worms and jigs around the docks for bass, pickerel and perch. Jerry had another good weekend on Marsh Creek for bass, yellow perch and pickerel. Minnows and spoons have been working best.

The upper river has still been great for smallies with a bunch of smaller stripers mixed in. Minnows, grubs, tubes, spinners, Senko worms and Ned Rigs have been working best. Several guys fishing off the New Hope wing dam have been catching 5 to 15 bass with several catfish mixed in fishing live minnows. The drift guys were out on Saturday catching over 50 bass with minnows and spinners. A few other guys fishing out of Lambertville have been catching 15 to 25 fish each trip with minnows, grubs and Ned Rigs. One wader up at Point Pleasant picked up 8 bass, 4 stripers and a nice 21-inch walleye fishing minnows, Senko worms and tubes.

The lower river has not changed much with plenty of catfish hitting bunker, shrimp, chunked and live eels, nightcrawlers and chicken livers. Now there are also plenty of smaller stripers hitting bloodworms and chicken livers. Lower section of the river one guy picked up a few 24 to 26 inch stripers fishing live eels looking for flathead catfish. I had no report for largemouth this past week.

Now for the best smallmouth bass fishing you have to head to the Susquehanna River. Here guys have been catching 30 to 75 bass on minnows, grubs, tubes, salty spiders, Rapala’s and all different top water lures. Most of these bass have been 1 to 18 inches up to 4 pounds. A few walleyes mixed in.

The Schuylkill River has still been great for catfish, carp, smallies, yellow perch and smaller stripers. Down below the dam fishing nightcrawlers, bloodworms, shrimp, chicken livers and bagels plenty of catfish, yellow perch and stripers. Just below the dam fishing at night still some good numbers of walleyes and smaller stripers being picked up with sassy shads and twister tails. Ron up at Norristown has been catching 5 to 10 smallies with grubs and spinners. Carp have been hitting boilies, corn and carp baits all up and down the river. Being away I did not hear how the catfish crew did the past couple weeks.

John has still been doing very good on Union Lake for bass and pickerel fishing weedless frogs, buzz baits, suspended crankbaits and spinner baits. Jerry still catching plenty of yellow perch, crappies and pickerel fishing minnows in the lakes along Route 47. One fisherman on Dennisville Lake said plenty of pickerel hitting minnows, spinners and twister tails. The Mullica River is picking up for pickerel fishing minnows and yellow twister tails. Richie said the bass dropped off but plenty of pickerel hitting on Lake Lenape. The river below the dam he said plenty of perch, small stripers and pickerel hitting minnows, nightcrawlers and bloodworms. And his buddies down river have been catching plenty of 18 to 24 inch stripers with crankbaits, rattletraps and 6 inch Gulp grubs.

Well that is all I have this week. Weather changing but the fishing seems to be picking up. Great looking Saturday with just a bit of rain for Sunday so if you do get out let me knows how you did. Bill


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