Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 1st, 2013

Mauch Chunk (Carbon County)

Chain pickerel and bass were still being iced in mid-February, although many fish were sub-legal size. A few perch around 12 and 13 inches also were reported along with crappies. Jigs tipped with mealworms, waxworms and minnows were the tickets.

Beltzville Lake

Pickerel up to 24 inches were reported along with bass and crappies near the mouth of Pohopoco Creek and the Wild Creek Bay area. Panfish were reported around Pine Run Cove.

Lily Lake (Luzerne County)

Some nice panfish and largemouth bass were reported on this Big Bass Program impoundment. A large northern pike and some chain pickerel also were released.

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County)

This state park impoundment yielded chain pickerel up to 26 inches and numbers of panfish in mid-February. The panfish bite was especially strong. Action on recently stocked trout was slow.

Shohola Lake, Greely Lake (Pike County)

Bass up to 2-plus pounds and decent numbers of perch were reported in Shohola, while Greely was yielding big perch. Small jigs and waxworms were productive.

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County)

Perch and other panfish were reported in the Mang Cove and Shuman’s Point areas.

Lower Woods Pond (Wayne County)

Largemouth bass and pickerel were reported on tip-ups with medium to large minnows through mid-February.

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