Shiners, small herring, and killies (that's right, saltwater bait !!! - They last longer than the previous two mentioned baits, especially when hooked through both eyes) have always worked best for me there.
Zara Spooks and "Broken Back"/Jointed Rapalas work well there, also.
Note that there are some monster channel cats in the lake, also.
Due to the bad weather forecast we are not going striper fishing tomorrow althoug i am going to take my boat to lake assaupink. Haven't fished it in a while does anyone know if this lake gets real crowded. Thinking of getting there by 5 a.m. and fish until about 10 a.m. What is the best lure for b [no swearing please] and pickerel in this place and what are good areas to look at fishing in the lake?
Duck or goose livers saved over from huntin' season are the best bait - But, I usually eat them, so the next best bait is chicken livers, followed by beef hearts bought from your local food store. If they are left in the sun a little, this adds to the attraction, but right out of the container works, also.
Channel cats love them, and so do bullheads. If fishing the Delaware River, Stripers will take the livers, also.
You won't have to worry about other panfish taking your bait using those mentioned above.
Shiners (live or dead are also good), but you may have to worry about b [no swearing please] swiping them.
Use the elastic "stretchy" string to tie the livers to your hooks. It can be purchased in any saltwater bait and tackle shop.
I use a med. light to med. rod with 10# test line on a spinning eel.
Slide on a light slip/egg sinker (enough to hold bottom), then tie on a small barrel swivel, then tie on about 1-2 feet of line, then your hook. Bait up, then start near the eye of the hook with a few wraps of stretcy string,, then wrap it a few times around the bait and then work back to where you started wrapping. A few more wraps, then break the remaining roll of stretchy string away.
Cast it out, and NOW YOU'RE READY TO GO !!!!
Channel cats are voracious feeders and will haunt the deep holes and shallows for forage.
Went to aussapink this past saturday and didn't catch anyting. Tried hula poppers, buzzbaits, rebels,
jitterbugs. Anyone know what i was doing wrong. I fished morning times. Any help would be appreciated. What about catfish in aussapink