Post by hickorylarge on Aug 20, 2014 12:14:06 GMT -5
Had a blast camping up at French Creek this weekend with my dad and brother. Fished Hopewell on Saturday, got a small LMB, maybe like 10-12" and a mixed bag of sunnies- bluegill, pumpkinseeds, etc. Some really pretty fish. Fished Scotts Run for the first time on sunday. I really like that lake a lot. SUPER clear water, like some of the clearest I've ever seen around here. Caught a pickerel on the first cast! Not big but cool for sure, never caught one before. Also got a nice sized bass in a real shallow, grassy area with a topwater frog. Got nothing else but those 2 catches made it a worthwhile day. Saw a lot of what looked like perch swimming around. I will definitely be hitting this lake again. Anyone got any tips on pickerel fishing?
Also, does anyone know- do you need a permit or something to chain your boat up by the dock? Would be pretty nice if you're camping to be able to leave your boat down there.
Post by ahepler2188 on Aug 27, 2014 13:34:39 GMT -5
Pickerel eat anything a bass will eat...i don't fish the at scott's run lake but ive always done very well on black stickworms. move them like a fleeing bait fish... also moving crankbaits quickly works well.