NW Region Reports
REGION COUNTIES -- Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Warren (County Guide)
JAnuary 18, 2017
fisherman are catching a ton of crappie and Bluegill using mostly minnows. Some
larger crappie were caught across from the 528 Boat Launch. A couple anglers are catching Channel Catfish
through the ice as well.
Anglers are catching a few small panfish on Sugar Lake.
Meal worms or wax worms on a jig seem to be the baits of choice.
Anglers are catching some panfish, Yellow Perch, and
crappie. Jigs tipped with minnows, meal worms, or wax worms seem to be the best
bait to use for these panfish.
French Creek has been mostly high but at times fishable.
Anglers are catching several nice size Walleye throughout the Crawford County
stretch of French Creek.
are catching stocked trout and Largemouth Bass through the ice using minnows
Come to Warren County January 20th to the
22nd from 9am to 4pm for the Warren County Winterfest held at
Chapman State Park. Bring the whole family for a variety of winter outdoor
activities to enjoy. Anglers plan ahead for the ice fishing and read up on ice
January 11, 2017
have been able to launch boats from the Sand and Gravel Launch with the recent
snow removal from the launch. Walleye and Muskellunge fishing has been
productive from the shore and from boats.
Anglers can also access the Sand and Gravel Island from the parking area
near the Lighthouse and walk to the Allegheny River or Tionesta Creek. A 13
pound Walleye was weighed and measured at the Tionesta Hatchery that was caught
from the Sand and Gravel Launch.
have been successful fishing from the wall for Yellow Perch, Walleye and Musky.
Anglers are reminded that they must have purchased a Trout Permit to fish in
the Tionesta Outflow, regardless of fishing for or keeping trout.
has started to form but is not yet safe to walk on. Four inches of clear ice is recommended for
individual travel upon ice. People
walking on ice covered bodies of water should wear a PFD, carry ice awls, and
walk/fish with a partner.
For the first few weeks of 2017, weather has been cold
and then warm. There has been some ice fishing activity on the lake but not a
lot. Be safe and make sure to drill test holes and carry ice awls..
Reports compiled by Chad Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org), Western Regional Education and Outreach Coordinator, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.