Biologist reports logo Route 42 (Klines) Reservoir

Columbia County
May 10-14, 2004

Route 42 Reservoir, also known as Klines Reservoir, is located on the new Roaring Creek Tract of the Wyoming State Forest in Columbia and Northumberland Counties. Currently, fishing is permitted on the state forest property but under catch and release only regulations. Boating is permitted on Klines Reservoir.

Biologists from the Area 4 fisheries management office surveyed Route 42 Reservoir with trap nets, gill nets, and electrofishing gear between May 10 and May 14, 2004. Catch rates for all species were low, although some quality size individuals were found. Largemouth bass were absent from this reservoir. Species, numbers, and sizes of fish captured were as follows:


Species Number Caught Length Range (inches)

Chain pickerel 55 6 - 26
Bluegill 45 3 - 9
Pumpkinseed 232 2 - 8
Brown Bullhead 168 3 - 13
Yellow Perch 7 4 - 14
Creek Chubsucker 118 3 - 13

Jerry Vitale with a Klines Reservoir Chain Pickerel
Jerry Vitale with a Klines Reservoir Chain Pickerel

Jerry Vitale with Klines Reservoir Yellow Perch
Jerry Vitale with Klines Reservoir Yellow Perch

A Snapping Turtle that got caught in one of our nets
A Snapping Turtle that got caught in one of our nets

 
-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4 Fisheries Technician

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