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Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 30, 2022

Northwest Region

Clarion County
Kahle Lake
Anglers are catching some Yellow Perch, Bluegill, and Largemouth Bass.  Anglers and Boaters are reminded that Kahle Lake is a PFBC owned lake. All boats, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use this facility.
Piney Dam and the Upper Clarion River
Anglers are catching crappies near the Toby Bridge and near the slide below the Route 322 bridge.  Anglers are also catching a few Smallmouth Bass and Walleye between the PFBC Mill Creek Access and Blyson Run.  Anglers and Boaters using the PFBC’s Mill Creek and PFBC’s Gravel Lick Access Areas are reminded that these are PFBC owned access areas and that all boats, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use these facilities.
Lower Clarion River
Anglers are catching a few Walleye, Northern Pike, and an occasional Muskellunge near the confluence with the Allegheny River.
Allegheny River
Anglers are catching a few Walleye, Northern Pike, and an occasional Muskellunge in the Foxburg pool and at the Confluence with the Clarion River and the confluence of Redbank Creek.  Anglers and Boaters using the PFBC’s Parker City Access Area and the PFBC’s Brady’s Bend Access Area are reminded that these are PFBC controlled or owned access areas and that all boats, including canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards must be registered or have a PFBC or DCNR launch permit to use these facilities.

Crawford County

Conneaut Lake
Anglers are catching crappies at the north end and in the canal.
Canadohta Lake
Anglers are catching Muskellunge, Walleye, and panfish. Reminder to all boaters launching from the PFBC access, boats must possess the correct and current registration or launch permit.
Sugar Lake
Anglers are catching panfish, Chain Pickerel, Bowfin, and Largemouth Bass.
Tamarack Lake
The lake is open to hunters, boaters, and anglers. Remember to have all required safety equipment and proper registration if going out on a boat, canoe, or kayak. As a reminder to anglers, the lake is still listed as catch and release only.

Northeast Region

Pike and Wayne County

Striped bass fishing is starting to kick off again now that the ice on Lake Wallenpaupack has melted off. Decker Brook, Lackawaxen River, Shohola Creek, and Masthope Creek have all been stocked with trout and are ready for opening day of trout season.

Lily Pond was a popular spot for Mentor Youth Day with a lot of kids catching their limits from the shoreline even in the snow and hail. One dad, on the Lackawaxen River, was grateful for an experienced fly-fisherman, who he had just met on the river, who took some time out of his day to teach him and his son techniques for fly fishing which they were trying out for the first time.

South-Central Region

Adams/Western York Counties-
Anglers are enjoying the end of bass season and the prepping for the beginning of trout season.  Bass are being caught on Pinchot Lake, Lake Marburg, and the Conewago Creek. Trout season begins April 2nd and bass season closes on April 9th.

Perry/Juniata Counties-
Anglers are catching some nice Smallmouth Bass on the Juniata River using tubes and hair jigs.  Fish slow, just bouncing the jigs off the bottom.

Some trout and a few panfish are being caught at Little Buffalo State Park.  Anglers are reminded trout must be immediately returned to the waters until opening day, Saturday, April 2, at 8am.

Southern York County-
With warming water temperatures, Large and Smallmouth Bass are starting to become active in waterways throughout the county. Most anglers are having success using soft plastic baits with a slow presentation on the bottom.

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