BIOLOGIST REPORT

Northmoreland Dam


Northmoreland Lake, Westmoreland County, was surveyed by Fish and Boat Commission biologists during April. The study was conducted using three trap net sets and two night electrofishing runs. Besides stocked trout, Northmoreland Lake provides anglers with panfishing opportunities.   Good crappie and bluegill populations were observed, with quality-size fish present.

Northmoreland Panfish

Largemouth bass from 7 to 10 inches in length dominated the bass population. The number of legal size (12 inches or larger) bass was low, but the total number of bass collected was good. The total number of bullheads and white suckers was low, but quality size fish were present.

Survey Results

Fish Species

Number Collected

Size Range (Inches)

Additional Comments

Largemouth bass 120

4 – 15

3% greater than 12 in.
Black crappie 85

4 – 12

30% greater than 9 in.
White crappie 6

8 – 12

 
Bluegill 420

2 – 9

51% greater than 7 in.
Pumpkinseed 7

5 – 9

 
Brown bullhead 7

8 – 17

 
Yellow bullhead 8

6 – 11

 
White sucker 10

13 – 19

 
Common carp 1

Not measured

 
Golden shiner 2

Not measured

 
Hatchery rainbow trout 8

Not measured

 
Hatchery brown trout 6

Not measured

 
 
-- Fisheries Management Area 8

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