LUZERNE COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Big Wapwallopen Creek
Powerline Crossing upstrm SR 2042 (Nuangola Rd)
County Line
3/27,4/26, 5/16
F.E Walter Dam
N/A
N/A
 4/13, 4/22, 5/12
Harveys CreekMeeker Outlet Rd (T810)Backwaters Rice Dam
4/1, 4/25, 5/16

Harveys Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

Jackson Rd (T810)Pavlick Rd (T497)
4/1, 4/25, 10/19
Harveys CreekPavlick rd (T497)
Mouth
4/02, 5/07, 5/16, 10/05
Lake FrancesN/A
N/A
3/3, 4/19, 5/5
Lake Irena
N/A
N/A
3/2, 4/22, 5/12, 10/17
Lehigh River
Dws Border SGL 127
Creveling Property (1.1 mi. Dws Choke Ck Confl)
4/12, 4/26
Lehigh River
Outlet F E Walter Dam
Sandy Run Confl
4/13, 4/26, 5/16

Nescopeck Creek

(Delayed Harvest /Artificial Lure)

Upstrm Boundry SGL 187 & Nescopeck St Park
2,4 mi dnstrm Limit of old Bridge South
3/30, 4/19,
Nescopeck Creek
Old Bridge South of Lake Frances
I-80 (Lower Nescopeck State Park Boundry)
3/30, 4/19, 5/08
Nescopeck CreekPrivate Bridge at Honey HoleCounty Rd Dwnstrm3/30,  4/19



REPORT FOR WEEK OF  May 1, 2017

 

Fishing has been fair to good thus far.  High water has been a big part of these first few weeks, and that was due to several good rain storms. Water levels have come down this week and water temps are still great. Fish are a little more active as per several reports this week from local fishermen and women. Buggers and streamers have been producing the best thus far. Should be looking for Red Quills, Quill Gordons, and Blue Quills, as well as several kinds of caddis.  Watch for March Browns soon, as things seem to be happening a little ahead of schedule.

 Watch out for those pesky little gnats,,,, they are at record levels this year. And be extra aware of ticks. They are predicting a banner year for those little trouble makers. Always check your clothing and your self after leaving the streams and forests !!  


Remember you need your PA Fishing License, and we have them too !!




Remember Rule #4 ,,,,
"There is no such thing as too much equipment!!
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2017  FISHING STOCKING SCHEDULE BY COUNTY

(Dates subject to change without notice)

MONROE COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Brodhead Creek
Cherry Lane Rd (SR 1002; LR 45025) Bridge
Stroudsburg Water Co
3/28, 4/27, 5/9
Brodhead Creek
Stroudsburg Water CoConf w/ McMichaels Creek4/11, 4/27, 5/9, 10/17
Brodhead Creek
Conf w/ McMichael Creek
SR 0080 I-80 Brdg Exit 524/11, 4/25, 5/9

Bushkill Creek

(Catch & Release Fly Fish Only)

Upper Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reserv. Border

Lower Resica Falls

Boy Scouts Reserv Border

3/11, 4/27
BushkillCreek

Lower Resica Falls

Boy scouts Reserv. Border

Creek road bridge3/16, 4/27
Bushkill Creek
Creek Road bridge
Confl w/ Delaware River
4/8, 4/24, 5/1, 10/18
Lehigh River
Upstrm Brdr SGL 127Dwnstrm Brdr SGL 1274/4, 4/26, 5/3
Lehigh RiverDwnstrm Brdr SGL 127

Creveling Property

(1.1 mi Dwnstrm Choke Crk Confl)

4/12, 4/26
McMichael Creek

300M Upstrm Strawberry Hill Rd T-221

Bridge Upstrm Sciot

1.6 mi Dwnstrm Beaver Valley Rd T-414 Bridge3/23, 4/18

McMichael Creek

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

0.71 mi Dwnstrm Turkey Hill Rd T-416 Bridge1.6 mi Dwnstrm Beaver Valley Crk3/8, 4/18
McMichael Creek
Glennbrook Rd (SR 20040) Brdg
Confl w/ Brodhead Crk
3/8, 4/18, 5/3
Tobyhanna Creek
Outlet Mill Pd #1Still Swap RN West Side4/11, 5/3

Tobyhanna Creek

(Delayed Harvest / Artificial Lure)

Still Swap RN West SideSGL 127 PP&L Servie Rd Brdg4/11, 5/3



THERE ARE 2 OPENING DAYS OF TROUT FISHING IN PENNSYLVANIA


APRIL 1, 2017 is the REGIONAL OPENING DAY
This applies to the following counties only,,,,
Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Juniata,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and York.

APRIL 15, 2017 is the STATEWIDE OPENING DAY

FISH-FOR-FREE DAYS
TO BE ANNOUNCED


TROUT SIZES AND LIMITS
Regional & Statewide Seasons: Minimum of 7 inches, Daily Creel Limit of 5 trout
Extended Season ( Jan 1 to Feb 29, and Sept. 6 to Dec. 31): Minimum of 7 inches, Daily Creel Limit of 3 trout


STREAM INFORMATION

CRITICAL WATER TEMPERATURES EXIST AT 70 DEGREES OR HIGHER !!

Land your trout quickly to lessen the stress.  If really warm  conditions exist,

consider fishing another day !

The Evening Hatch Fly Shop

 797 State Rte 940 East

Lake Harmony, PA 18624

COMMON PENNSYLVANIA POCONO HATCHES

STONEFLIES - MAYFLIES - CADDIS FLIES

DATES AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE !!

Red Indicates Current Hatches !!

WHITE WATER RELEASES FOR 2017

( As per the Francis E. Walter Reservoir Recreation Operations Plan for 2017) 

The plan, developed in partnership with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, lists dates and release amounts for whitewater and fisheries releases for the 2017 recreation season. The plan incorporates several changes from the previous year.
In 2017, water will again be allocated to ensure whitewater releases from July to late August and fisheries releases from July to early September.  Seasonal precipitation and water accumulation will be used for releases later in the season (late August through mid-October).

Planned dates (22) for Fishing Releases (target 400 cubic feet per second) are:
March 4, 5

March 11, 12, 

March 18, 19,
March 25, 26,

April 1, 2, 
April 8,  9,

April 15, 16,

April 22, 23,

April 29, 30,
May 6, 7,

May 14, 15,

May 21 
October  as provide by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 7 - 8,

The White Water Release Schedule  includes 24 dates ( 4 of which are dependent on

sufficient water storage and not including final October weekend) .
 Planned white water release dates are:
May 13, 
May 20

May 27, 28 
June 10, 11,

June 24, 25,

July 8, 9,
July 22, 23,
July 29, 30, 
August 5, 6, 

August 12, 13, 
August 19, 20,

August 26, 27*, 

Sept 2*, 3*,  
October as provided by end of year release around weekend of Oct. 7 - 8,**
* Dependent on additional water accumulation in reservoir.
**The October 7 - 8, release is intended to provide a means of releasing any excess water that may have accumulated during the recreation season. This is the last added increment for the 2017 recreation plan.


        Late season white water, fishing and fisheries enhancement releases are dependent

upon precipitation and water accumulation.  All dates are dependent on hydrologic conditions and the absence of the need for flood control operations.


CARBON COUNTY

STREAM/LAKE
UPPER LIMIT
LOWER LIMIT
DATES
Hickory Run Lake
n/a
n/a
4/13, 4/25
Hickory Run Creek
Outlet Hickory Run Lk
Outlet Saylorsville Dam
4/13, 4/25
Lehigh River
Outlet F E Walter Dam
Sandy Run Confl.
4/13, 4/25, 5/16

Mud Run

(Delayed Harvest/Artificial Lure)

UPS brdr Hickory Run St Park
Dwstr Brdr Hickory Run St Park
4/13
Nesquehoning Creek
Bridge on E. End Industrial Rd
.2 mi dws. N. Mermon St. Bridge
4/13, 4/20
Pohopoco Creek
Outlet Beltzville Dam
Hideaway H&F Club Cable across creek
3/2
Sand Spring Run
Sand Spring Lake
Confl w/ Hickory Run
4/13, 4/24, 5/1

Links for Current Stream Data:


Brodhead Creek - near Analomink, PA

Bushkill - at Shoemakers, PA

Fishing Creek - near Bloomsburg, PA

Francis E. Walter Reservoir - Luzerne County ( Dam on the Lehigh River)

Lehigh River - near White Haven, PA

Lehigh River - in Lehighton, PA

Lehigh River - at Walnutport, PA

Little Lehigh Creek - Allentown, PA

Little Schuylkill River - at Tamaqua

Pohopoco Creek - below Beltzville Dam (near Parryville)

Pohopoco Creek - Kresgeville, PA

Tobyhanna Creek - near Blakeslee  PA


FLY
SIZE
DATES
TIMES
Early Black Stonefly
12-16
mid Feb - mid April
late morning
Black caddis
16-18
mid Feb - mid April
late morning
Blue Winged Olive (Tiny)
18-20
mid March thru April

noon to 5 pm

Blue Dun
12-16
April 1 - April 20
noon to 5pm
Quill Gordon
12-14
April 10 - April 30
1pm - 5pm
Blue Quill
16-18
April 10 to April 30
11am - 4pm
Red Quill
12-14
mid April - early May
1pm - 4pm
Grey Caddis
10-16
md April - mid May
noon - 4pm
Dk. Brown caddis
12-16
late April - mid May
3pm - 7pm
Green Caddis
14-16
early to late May
mid afternoon
March Brown
8-14
mid May - mid June
11:00am - 6pm
Sulphurs
14-16
mid may thru June
2pm - dark
Tan Caddis
14-16
mid May - mid June
1pm - 6pm
Yellow Sally(Stonefly)
8-14
late May thru June
mid afternoon to dark
Green Drake
6-10
late May - mid June
afternoon - evening
Blue Wing Olive
14
mid May -late June
mid morning -early afternoon
Slate Drake #1
10-12
early June - mid July
late afternoon
Pale Morning Dun
12-16
early June - mid July
morning

Light Cahill

12-16
mid June - mid July
anytime of day
Ants, Beetles, Hoppers
varies
AL SUMMER
anytime of day
Cream Variant
10-12
mid June thru July
mainly evenings
White Winged Trico
22-28
early July - late Sept
6:30am - 9:30am
Brown Caddis
12-16
mid July - mId August
afternoon to evenings
Blue Wing olive
16-18
mid - late July
7am to 11:00am
Slate Drake #2
12-16
early August - mid September
afternoons to evenings
White Mayfly
10-14
late July - late August
dusk
Blue Wing Olive
18-24
August - November
after 2pm
Rusty Brown Caddis
14-16
early Sept thru October
late afternoon
Black Caddis
12-16
mid Sept - mid October
afternoon
Midges
18-28
Year Round
Buggers, Streamers, Zonkers,, early Spring, Fall, and generally high waters !