Warm, dry weather may cause low trout waters – Northeast Report
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)
Fishing was turning on as of March 17, with numbers of perch hitting on fatheads in 20 to 30 feet. A few striped bass up to 20 pounds were taken for boaters trolling crankbaits. Vertical jigging of spoons for bass was productive. Crappies were hitting in the back edges. Water was in the high 40s March 17.
Greeley, Shohola lakes (Pike County)
Crappies and perch were turning on March 17. Smaller ponds in the same area were yielding nice catches of bass on live bait targeting the deeper water.
Anglers were slamming walleyes up to 7 pounds on minnow-tipped jigs at Milford through mid-March. Excellent fishing was reported March 17.
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County)
Warmer weather spurred the bite on trout, with limits reported on pastebaits near the main boat launch and at the south mooring area in mid-March. Buckets of black crappies were hitting on almost any color jig suspended from a bobber around the swimming pool area. The lake is open to fishing throughout March.