Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 11th, 2016
Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — As ice allowed, anglers were catching nice-size panfish and perch, mostly on jigs tipped with minnows or waxworms. Some small bass and chain pickerel also were reported.
Lackawaxen River — As conditions allowed, anglers were catching trout up to 20-plus inches in mid-February.
Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Last ice ended with deteriorating surfaces by Feb. 21. Ray’s Guide Service reported that, until then, anglers were catching nice striped bass on tip-ups with shiners, and big brown trout, including a 26-incher, on jigging spoons. Some perch were iced at Walt’s Cove on jigs and tip-ups.
Duck Harbor Pond (Pike County) — Large chain pickerel, 24 to 28 inches, and largemouth bass, including several 4-plus-pounds, were reported on tip-ups and large shiners at the end of ice season in late February.
Francis Slocum State Park Lake (Luzerne County) — Crappies, perch and bluegills were hitting on waxworms and golden grubs during last ice in late February.
Harris Pond (Luzerne County) — Bluegills and perch were reported on tip-ups and jigs before ice melted in late February.
Lackawanna State Park Lake (Lackawanna County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported catching numbers of crappies and some large bluegills prior to the end of ice fishing season. Some bass, chain pickerel and trout also were iced on tip-ups and jigs.
Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Crappies and large bluegills were reported at the close of ice season.