Berks Fishing 3/8/14
Weather: overnights barely freezing. Warming trend underway
Water Temps: mid 30s
Schuylkill flow: moderate
Lower Tully flow: high, temp mid 30s
Actively feeding fish: ice on local lakes covered with snow and slush. Anglers are catching largemouth bass, panfish, trout and pickerel.
Hot lures: live minnows, grubs, streamers and small nymphs
AGDO Radio Schedule
Roger Mallon and Bob Entler have been co-hosting A Great Day Outdoors for 22 years, beginning with a 1/2 hour radio show in 1990 on WEEU-AM/830 in Reading.
WEEU-AM/830, Reading, PA. Sunday Mornings at 7 a.m.
WWSM-AM/1510, Lebanon, PA. Saturday mornings at
Berks County Outdoors
Watch archived editions of Berks County Outdoors with Roger and Bob and Berks Community Television, here.
Roger’s Mystery Novel
The Case Of The Deer Camp Killer.
Now available as an ebook. Read it on your computer or ebook devices. Click here
to access and enjoy this funny and exciting new mystery set in the contemporary world of the outdoors. Roger has a few paper backs for sale/autographed for $10 (including postage). Contact him through “Feedback” or for Amazon paper back copies Click Here
One-man show: Here’s Mark Twain
Live on stage. In Mark Twain’s own words. Roger Mallon portrays America’s favorite humorist and author. Invite Mark Twain to your next meeting, luncheon or banquet. Raise money for your organization. Learn more at www.HeresMarkTwain.com.
Berks County Bait Shops
Chris’s Bait and Tackle
9611 Longswamp Road, Mertztown
Open: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday, 8 am.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday
Fink’s Bait and Tackle
433 Main Street (Route 73)
Open: Monday and Friday, 1-6 p.m; Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Wednesday
Four Seasons Sporting Goods
409 Main Street
Open: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri–5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday-9 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Wednesday.
Joey’s Skateboard and Tackle Shop
1701 Centre Ave. Reading (corner Exeter)
Open: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Sunday.
Reifsnyder’s Ag Center
Route 183 (1 mile north of Bernville)
Open: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8a.m.-5; closed Sunday
Route 183, Bernville
Open: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m-8 p.m
Terenchin’s Live Bait Shop
Routes 10 and 724, Reading
Open: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m, Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wyomissing Creek Outfitters
519 Church Road, near Reading Archery Club
Open: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-5 p.m
and Monday-Wednesday evenings only.
Berks County Fishing Spots
No boating is allowed on Lake Ontelaunee. Shore fishing only, excepting during ice fishing season.
Blue Marsh Lake: Unlimited boating allowed. Lake has a picky bass population, also popular for crappies, catfish, walleye, muskie, striper and panfish.
Schuylkill River: Under-fished resource for bass, muskie and catfish. Float trips are a popular way to fish this water. Bank fishing access is wide spread.
Hopewell Lake: (French Creek Park) 68 acres, trolling motor only, offers bass, muskie, Northern Pike, catfish and panfish. Shore fishing opportunities are limited.
Scotts Run Lake: (French Creek Park) 22 acres, cold water lake. Primarily for trout fishing, although site current state record for smallmouth bass. Trolling motor only. Lots of shore fishing spots.
Kaercher Creek Lake: (Hamburg) 31 acres. Popular for bass, muskie,panfish and trout.(Winter especially). Trolling motor only. Limited shore access.
Antietam Lake: Shore fishing only, primarily for trout, year round.
Trout Run Reservoir: Shore fishing only, primarily for bass and panfish.
Spring and Fall: For many anglers, the popular trout holes are on Upper Tulpehocken, Maiden, Manatawny, Hay and Northkill creeks.
Summer trout fishing: Lower Tulpehocken from below Blue Marsh Dam to Schuylkill River.