Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County)
A 19-pound 3-ounce channel catfish was iced on a tip-up rigged about a foot off the bottom in 20 feet of water on Feb. 24. The girth was almost 20 inches. Largemouth bass up to 20 inches and numbers of panfish also were reported.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County)
Nice-size chain pickerel and bass were iced around Preachers Camp access in late February. Perch and crappies also were reported.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County)
Nice yields of panfish were reported near Launch B. Pickerel action also was good, although most fish were sublegal. Live minnows were the ticket.
Frances Slocum Lake (Luzerne County)
Panfish were hitting through the ice but most were small. A few decent-size pickerel also were reported.
Lake Jean (Luzerne County)
Bluegills and perch were hit or miss through the ice through late February.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)
Nice-size pickerel were hitting on live baits and tip-ups through the ice, with the coves and the Schman’s Natural Area productive through late February.
Shohola Lake (Pike County)
Anglers have been icing some nice smallmouth and largemouth bass, pickerel and panfish on live bait.
Greely Lake (Pike County)
Good yields of panfish were reported through late February.
Lackawaxen River (Pike County)
Trout fishing was productive in February, but the river was closed to fishing March 1 and will remain closed until opening day of trout season.
Walleye fishing was productive in the Matamoras Area in recent weeks.