Walleye season over; trout season is set to begin – Northeast Report
Lehigh River (Carbon County)
Nice catches of suckers and trout were reported around the East Penn Township boat launch.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County)
Nice-size perch were reported being caught near the breast of the dam. Pickerel and a few bass also were reported caught elsewhere on the lake.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County)
Good panfishing was reported near the Pine Run cove area.
Francis Slocum Lake (Luzerne, Columbia counties)
Nice catches of black crappies and sunfish were reported along Carverton Road, with small minnows or mealworms and jigs productive.
Hidden Lake (Pike County)
Anglers were catching newly-stocked trout at the end of February, with an old stream channel in the middle of the lake holding nice numbers of fish.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)
As of March 3, the lake was unfishable because of skim ice. Anglers were expecting to fish by mid-March.
Nice-size walleyes were reported in eddies. Anglers were fishing plastic baits off the bottom and in the lower water column. Walleye fishing is open year-round on the Delaware between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but anglers are encouraged to release larger breeding females.
Hunters Lake (Sullivan County)
A brief ice-fishing season in February yielded pickerel and trout on jigs and minnows.