BIOLOGIST REPORT

Canoe Creek Lake

Blair County
March 2002


PFBC biologists from the Fisheries Management Division conducted a week long trapnet survey of Blair County’s Canoe Lake in Canoe Creek State Park during the last week of March 2002. Early season trout angling opportunities should be very good based on netting of high numbers of rainbow trout remaining from earlier plants in December 2001 and February 2002.

Anglers at Canoe Lake can expect catches of black crappies of 8 to 11 inches, good numbers of 6 to 7 inch bluegills and walleyes in the mid-20 inch sizes. Canoe Lake once again showed its reputation for producing big walleyes with a 28 inch 10 pound fish in the catch. Black crappie and bluegills reproduce in the lake, while the walleye fishery is maintained with annual stocking of fingerlings.

Largemouth bass are not efficiently captured by trapnets, but a 22 inch, 5 pound bass was captured and a total of 6 largemouth bass exceeding the 15 inch Big Bass regulated harvest minimum size.

-- Area 7


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