Woodcock Creek (below the Dam)
Anglers are reporting Walleyes along with a few Muskies are being caught.
Walnut Creek, Elk Creek, Crooked Creek, Upper Gravel Pit
At the time of this writing the western tributaries are all open and flowing at good levels. Angler pressure is very low. Anglers are reporting the most success at the lower stretches of Walnut and Elk Creeks. Additionally, anglers are also having limited success on the Gravel Pit.
The ice on the Allegheny River has cleared out and anglers have been fishing the Tionesta Pool with boats and from shore. Anglers have been catching Musky and Northern Pike in the Tionesta Pool. The Walleye fishing this season has not been as productive as past years.
Basic Boating Class to be scheduled
A Boating Safety class will be offered this summer at Tionesta Lake Visitors Center. The date and time have not been set but will be advertised.
Venango County Trout Stockings for 2016
Trout stocking in Venango County begins on March 08th. Individuals wishing to attend are urged to reference the 2016 TROUT STOCKING link found on the agency’s home page, at www.fishandboat.com, in order to verify the appropriate date and time of your favorite stream(s).
Walleye anglers continue to cast their lines, especially from Oil Creek to French Creek, and at the mouth of Mill Creek.
Fishing and boating activities continue to be hampered by stream conditions. Walleye anglers have been encountered from above Utica to Takitezy, however, water is very murky and no recent catches have been reported.
The Delayed Harvest(s) as well as the section from Columbia to Rynd Farm is scheduled for trout stocking on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016. Meeting time is 10:00 A.M. at the Rynd Farm Train Station.
Fishing activity has been slow of late, despite a sizable stocking of trout a few months ago.
Allegheny River Hazard
Watercraft operators should be aware that the ice control device spanning the Allegheny River, upstream of the State Street (Veteran’s) Bridge, in the City of Oil City, has been placed. Boaters are urged to use caution when operating in this area. A navigation channel/slot exists for the use of recreational watercraft traffic; it is located just to river left of center (southern shore).
Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake. 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