Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 26th, 2016
Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — As of Feb. 13, Ray’s Guide Service reported that anglers were icing nice perch, crappies and large bluegills.
Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Crappies, perch, bluegills and largemouth bass were hitting through the ice as of Feb. 13, with the panfish coming on little jigs tipped with waxworms and the bass hitting medium to large shiners on tip-ups. Some bluegills were measuring 8 to 10 inches, and the crappies were up to 13 and 14 inches.
White Oak Pond (Wayne County) — The bluegill bite slacked off early in the month, but numbers of pickerel and bass were reported. Perch and crappies also were hitting well, with medium shiners on tip-ups productive.
Frances Slocum Lake (Luzerne County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported a few walleyes ranging from 18 to 20 inches, and chain pickerel were being iced as of Feb. 13. Tip-ups and minnows were the ticket.
Lake Sylvan, Harris Pond (Luzerne County) — Large bluegills, perch, pickerel and nice-size crappies were being iced through Feb. 13. Ray’s Guide Service said the key was finding the baitfish and targeting old vegetation lines.
Lily Lake (Luzerne County) — Anglers were icing trout at the start of the month.
Francis E. Walter Dam, Penn Lake (Luzerne County) — Panfish were hitting at the start of the month.
Nescopeck Creek (Luzerne County) — Numbers of trout were reportedly holding over in the delayed-harvest section.
Duck Harbor Pond (Pike County) — Large crappies and nice largemouth bass up to 6 pounds were reported on tip-ups and minnows through Feb. 13.
Susquehanna River (Wyoming County) — Walleyes and smallmouth bass were reported at Whites Ferry early in February.
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Perch up to 14 inches were reported off boat launch B as ice allowed early in the month. Sub- legal bass and pickerel also were reported with most fish hitting on live minnow or jigs tipped with wax worms.
Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — A few pickerel and panfish were being iced off the Preachers Camp access area early in the month, as conditions allowed. Pohopoco Creek downstream of Beltzville reported a few trout, but the bite was slow.