4/22 Lots of good reports coming into the shop yesterday. We had a number of fishermen out on both the lakes and streams almost all day.
Hammond- the crappies were biting well yesterday. Many were caught from shore using live minnows under a float. Most of these have been bigger, black crappies. Areas around the boat launches and Pine Camp all fished well. Again, the fish are not in shore yet and are not spawning, but decent numbers are being caught. It will likely be about 2 weeks till we see the peak of the bite. One gentleman stopped in around mid morning, and noted he got into a few stripers at day break (pic of his nice 23 incher below). Boaters found crappies along 287 and around the dam too. The spawn is coming!!
Pine Creek- LOTS of bug activity yesterday. Hendricksons and Apple Caddis were coming off in good numbers. Many rising fish were taking egg laying caddis adults, rusty spinners, wonderwing hendricksons, and a yellow adams. Some smaller gray caddis were also in the mix too. Subsurface, KJ's Ephem wet fly and hendrickson nymphs worked well.
Bait fishermen also did well using live minnows, waxworms, and butterworms. We snuck out for a little while just before dark and picked up a few fish fishing a butterworm under a float. Phoebe spoons and Joe's flies have been really popular this week too.
Asaph, Long Run & Cowaensque River were all restocked and anglers found good numbers of fish at all 3 creeks. Asaph fished well yesterday. Butterworms and pink garlic salmon eggs were the most popular baits. Small pink Blue Fox vibrax spinners also worked.
Hamilton- Great day on Hamilton too! A few fly anglers noted a great crappie and bluegill bite late in the day. Small streamers worked well around the boat launch area. Closer to the dam, other did well on the crappies using live minnows too. Trout are being caught on Phoebe's, Kastmasters, butterworms, waxworms, and live minnows. Mixed results on powerbait yesterday. Those that caught fish used yellow, salmon peach, and rainbow colors, but live baits seemed preffered.
This weekend should be excellent for fishing. Cold weather next week could slow things back down again. Get out and enjoy it now!