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Woodcock Creek Lake - Crawford County
April 2003


Woodcock Creek Lake is a 325 acre US Army Corps of Engineers impoundment located several miles northeast of Meadville PA. Area Two personnel, assisted by the US Army Corps of Engineers, conducted night electrofishing aimed at assessing the walleye population on April 9, 2003. Trapnetting to assess muskellunge and panfish populations was conducted during the week of April 14, 2003.

A dense population of muskellunge was found in Woodcock with 99 individuals being sampled in three trapnets fished for three nights. Musky ranged in size from 24 to 46 inches with about 75% over the legal size of 30 inches. An excellent variety of sizes were present within the length distribution indicating good success of musky stocking efforts by the PFBC at Woodcock.

Sampling efforts revealed a good population of walleye in Woodcock. A total of 173 walleye were sampled from both night electrofishing and trapnetting efforts. Walleye ranged from 9 to 22 inches with most fish clustered between 14 and 18 inches. The walleye population is maintained through PFBC fingerling stockings at Woodcock.

Fair numbers of yellow perch and black crappie were netted with some fish in the 10 to 12 inch range.

Musky Crowd a Trapnet in Woodcock Creek Lake
Musky Crowd a Trapnet in Woodcock Creek Lake

Two musky in the 45 to 46 inch range
Two Musky in the 45 to 46 Inch Range

Walleye Sampled During Night Electrofishing
Walleye Sampled During Night Electrofishing

Nice Size Black Crappie
Nice Size Black Crappie

-- Area 2


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