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Reports compiled by Amidea Daniel (adaniel@pa.gov), Northcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.

Fishing and Boating Report – February 25, 2015
PFBC is all set to begin pre-season trout stocking on March 2, 2014.  Keep updated on stocking schedules and postponements here, fishandboat.com/stocling.

It is National Invasive Species Awareness Week! Help us spread the word- and NOT invasive species- by checking out a few of our Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) fact articles and/or youth newsletters:

PFBC AIS webpage:
http://fishandboat.com/ais.htm

Sci-Fi in the Real World PLAY newsletter: http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/play/2008/spring2008play.htm

“Troublemakers” word scramble (terms associated with non-native troublemakers in PA): http://fishandboat.com/anglerboater/2008/02marapr/play3trouble.pdf

Centre County

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake: Anglers are catching Crappie using jigs tipped with wax worms or maggots.  Jigging spoons are also working.  Some Yellow Perch are also being reported using the same techniques.

REMINDER: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness.  Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice.

Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
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Fishing and Boating Report – February 18, 2015
PFBC is all set to begin pre-season trout stocking on March 2, 2014.  Keep updated on stocking schedules and postponements here, fishandboat.com/stocling.

Clearfield County

Ice is nice in Clearfield County, but the roads are a bit sketchy.  Be careful out there!

Shagger’s Inn Reservoir: Anglers are catching panfish using jigs tipped with wax worms. The best way to access the reservoir is from Rt. 879 to Knobs Road and then Caledonia Pike. Access to the lake is difficult from Rt. 153 because of heavy snow and ice from snowmobile traffic. 

Curwensville Dam: Anglers are catching Yellow Perch, Crappie and Musky along the cliff side.  Anyone accessing the lake needs to take extreme caution when using the steep access to the lake.  It has not been cleared and is very icy.

McKean County

Snow and ice continue to build on lakes.  With bitter temperatures forecasted for this week, we can expect that to continue.

Recent weather has slowed down the ice fishing bite.

Union County

Visit the PFBC at The Valley Outdoors Cabin Fever Expo to be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22, 2015, at the Mifflinburg Intermediate School, 250 Mabel Street, Mifflinburg, PA 17844. The event will feature outdoor-related vendors with hunting, fishing, camping, trapping equipment, hunting and fishing guides and charters, and several kids’ events and activities. They have the cure for your Cabin Fever!

REMINDER: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness.  Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice.

Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
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Fishing and Boating Report – February 11, 2015
Cameron County

George B. Stevenson Dam: Anglers are catching Crappie and Bluegill using jigs tipped with wax worms.

Clinton County-
Alvin R. Bush Dam: Anglers are catching Crappie and other panfish using wax worms and minnows.

Elk County

Laurel Run Reservoir: Anglers are catching various pan fish using minnows and jigs tipped with maggots.

Ridgway Reservoir: Anglers are catching  panfish using jigs tipped with wax worms and maggots.  They are also catching fish using live minnows.

Jefferson County

Cloe Dam: Anglers are catching Rainbow Trout with jigging spoons.

Kyle Lake: Anglers are catching Pike on live shiners and fathead minnows.  One lucky angler caught a Pike measuring 31 inches!  Anglers are also catching Bluegill using jigs tipped with wax worms.

Snyder County

Walker Lake: Anglers are catching Crappie and Bluegill using jigs tipped with wax worms or maggots.  A few anglers are catching the occasional Pike.

Northeast Panfish League
Photo of the Northeast Panfish League after the recent tournament on Walker Lake.  Congratulations  to the winners!  (Photo by Colby Sprenkel)

Colby Sprenkel and Caroline Brubaker
Colby Sprenkel and Caroline Brubaker of Selinsgrove, PA with their 4th place finish.  Congratulations to both of you!! (Photo by Colby Sprenkel)

REMINDER: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness.  Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake and across the state. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice.

Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm
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