Koon & Gordon Lakes
Fisheries Management Division biologists reported that April survey efforts on Koon Lake and Gordon Lake in southern Bedford County confirmed that both lakes deserve their quality panfish reputations. Koon Lake yielded yellow perch to 12 and 13 inches, bluegills of 8 to 9 inches, brown bullheads to 16 inches and for the early spring white sucker angler good numbers up to 20 inches were captured in the Growden's Run area of the lake. Black crappie appeared to be more plentiful in Koon Lake with some in the net catch reaching 13 inches. Gordon Lake yielded brown bullheads to 17 inches and bluegills of 8 to 9 inches.
Koon Lake at 268 acres and Gordon Lake at 120 acres are owned by the Evitts Creek Water Company and supply water to the City of Cumberland Maryland. Angler access was recently increased when non-powered boats and electric motor powered boats were added to the recreational use opportunities on both lakes. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Cumberland Maryland officials and local anglers, both Pennsylvania and Maryland, worked together to provide this increased angling opportunity on Koon Lake and Gordon Lake.
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