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Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 2, 2022

Northwest Region

Crawford County
Woodcock Creek Lake
Ice anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass, pan fish, and Walleye.  They are catching the occasional Muskellunge as well.
Woodcock Creek
Anglers are catching Muskellunge, Walleye, and panfish below the dam.
French Creek
Anglers are catching Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and panfish. Reminder to boaters using the PFBC access to the creek, boats must be properly registered before using PFBC accesses. Also be sure to have all required safety equipment on board prior to start of your float.
Canadohta Lake
The lake is drawn down for winter. Anglers are catching panfish, Walleye, and Muskellunge through the ice.
Sugar Lake
Anglers are catching panfish, Chain Pickerel, Bowfin, and Largemouth Bass through the ice.
Tamarack Lake
The lake is open to hunters, boaters, and anglers. Anglers remember the lake is still listed as catch and release only.  Anglers are catching Largemouth Bass and panfish through the ice.

Erie County
Lake Erie Tributaries
The tribs are pretty much all locked up with ice.  Anglers still may find select spots with swifter running water that are open.
Presque Isle Bay
Ice fishing on the bay is in full swing.  Anglers can enter the ice in many locations.  Chestnut Street Launch, Liberty Park, Vista 3, Misery Bay, and Horseshoe Pond are the popular locations.  Anglers are catching crappies in Misery Bay.  Anglers are catching Yellow Perch off Liberty Park and Chestnut Street Launch.
Lake Pleasant
Ice fishing has been good on Lake Pleasant. Ice anglers are catching crappie and trout at Lake Pleasant. It is illegal to use live minnows at Lake Pleasant and any Emerald Shiners being used south of I90 must be certified. Always keep your receipt from the bait store for your minnows.  Lake Pleasant will be closed starting February 20, 2022!
Lake LeBouef
Anglers are catching crappie and Yellow Perch at Lake LeBouef.
Howard Eaton Reservoir
The parking lots at Howard Eaton Reservoir have been plowed so fishing can be done at the reservoir.
Lake Erie
All the ramps to Lake Erie are frozen in.
Stocked Trout Waters
All Stocked Trout Waters are closed to all fishing (including taking of minnows) from February 21, 2022 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season.

South-Central Region

York County
With cold temperatures, the ice is beginning to thicken.  Many anglers are ice fishing out on Pinchot Lake and Lake Marburg.  It is recommended to have at least 4 inches of ice to safely support an angler and gear.

With most small ponds and lakes having safe ice conditions, many anglers are having success targeting bass, Bluegill, and Crappie. They are using small shiners and wax warms. Remember to also check ice thickness as you venture out; and its strongly encouraged to have a PFD and ice picks when you go out on the ice.

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