BIOLOGIST REPORT  

Lackawanna River


Lackawanna River Electrofishing

Personnel from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection conducted an evaluation of the wild brown population in the Trophy Trout Section of the Lackawanna River on July 12 and 13, 2000. Two sites were sampled, Winton and Olyphant, each of which was 300 meters (328 yards) long. 

The Winton Site produced 347 wild brown trout ranging from 1 to 19 inches, with 24 of these fish measuring over the legal size limit of 14 inches. The Olyphant site produced 164 wild brown trout ranging from 2 to 20 inches, with 18 of these fish measuring 14 inches or greater. Biologists were well pleased with the number of young-of-the-year captured at both stations, insuring that the wild brown trout population in the Lackawanna River will continue to thrive for years to come.

-- Fisheries Management


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