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Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

From Reading Eagle 7.21.17

The early summer bite has kicked in and anglers on area lakes are reporting robust action for bass, walleye, panfish and stripers. Lake surface temperatures have risen to the upper 80s. Hot bass presentations are tube lures, finesse worms, dropshot rigs and Ned rigs. Topwater action continues in the early morning and late evening.
Streams are running close to normal levels. Water temp is 70 degrees in the DHALO stretch of Tulpehocken Creek, where tan caddis and terrestrials are tempting trout.

A field of 40 boats competed Tuesday night in the Berks Bass Masters open tournament at Blue Marsh Lake. A total of 18 keeper bass were brought to the scale, 13 largemouth and 5 smallmouth.
The winners were Todd Hess, Mount Penn, and Randy Oppelt, Douglassville, with two largemouth and two smallmouth totaling 11.06 pounds; followed by Tom Harner, Barto, and Collin Noecker, Douglassville, with two largemouth, 7.81; and Ron Heckman, Reading, and Bill Hoffman, Mohnton, with two largemouth, 5.23.