Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 27th, 2015
Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Misery Bay was hit or miss earlier this month, with numbers of shad reported, and the Stink Hole yielding some nice bluegills and decent yellow perch. The bay in front of Vista No. 1 and No. 2 was producing an occasional steelhead in addition to perch and bluegills. Chestnut Street also was yielding nice perch for those willing to make the long walk.
Tionesta Lake (Forest County) — Ice anglers were catching bluegills and yellow perch near the marina.
Chapman Lake (Warren County) — Ice anglers were catching trout near the boat launch and dam area.
Allegheny Reservoir (Warren County) — Anglers were icing northern pike and walleyes in Willow Bay.
Kahle Lake (Clarion County) — Ice anglers willing to drill a lot of holes were catching nice panfish in early February. But the bite was hit or miss.
Allegheny River — The entire river was covered with ice.
Justus Lake (Venango County) — Bluegills, yellow perch, and rainbow trout were being iced through mid-February.
Conneaut Lake (Crawford County) — Some nice bluegills and a few northern pike were reported by ice anglers in early February.
Canadohta Lake, Sugar Lake (Crawford County) — A few crappies and bluegills were being iced through mid-February.
Woodcock Lake, Woodcock Creek (Crawford County) — A few yellow perch and the occasional walleye were reported in the lake through mid-February. The creek below the dam was yielding some nice-sized walleyes as conditions allowed.
Shenango Reservoir (Mercer County) — Ice anglers were reporting panfish in popular spots such as Golden Run and the Celery Farm in the reservoir. The reservoir outflow was yielding numbers of stocked trout as conditions allowed.
Lake Arthur (Butler County) — Ice-fishing reports were mixed in recent weeks, with traditional weedbeds becoming less productive, and submerged log piles or railroad beds yielding decent panfish. Small minnows or maggot-tipped jigs were out-producing large shiners and chubs for many anglers. The bass bite was slow.