Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 28th, 2014
Susquehanna River (Luzerne County) — Ray’s Guide Service (www.raysguideservice.com) reported March 15 that when ice chunks weren’t a problem, boat and shore anglers were catching channel catfish, 4 to 8 pounds, and flatheads on livers and crawlers in eddy areas through March 15.
Lily Lake (Luzerne County) — As of March 15, ice anglers were still catching bluegills, crappies and perch on little teardrop jigs. Trout also were reported.
Sylvan Lake (Luzerne County) — Anglers were icing crappies and perch on little minnows through mid-March.
Prompton Reservoir (Wayne County) — Ice anglers were catching chain pickerel and perch on jigs and minnows through mid-March.
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Anglers were catching piles of bluegills and some nice crappies, with chartreuse or white jigs tipped with wax worms, as ice fishing continued at least through March 15.
White Oak Lake (Wayne County) — Brown bullheads (12 to 14 inches) and some of the area’s nicer perch were still being iced March 15 on jigs and on spoons tipped with mighty mealy worms or golden grubs. Perch as well as crappies were hitting wax worms.
Francis Slocum Lake (Luzerne County) — Numbers of small crappies and bluegills were being iced on jigs and on tip-ups with fathead minnows through March 15.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Numbers of perch, as well as rock bass, bluegills and chain pickerel were reported from ice anglers in the middle and front of the lake. The slower water of the river island area was yielding numbers of catfish, while perch were moving to 12 to 15 feet of water (the flats) near the weeds to spawn.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Ice anglers were catching pickerel, 22 to 24 inches, off the Pine Run boat launch, as conditions allowed through early March. Panfish activity was generally slow.
Mauch Chunk (Carbon County) — Bass were iced through early March, but sizes were sublegal for the most part on this Big Bass Program water. Pickerel also were hitting but perch and panfish action was slow.