|Lackawanna Lake is a 198 acre impoundment located in Lackawanna
State Park. The park is about seven miles north of Scranton. It is stocked with trout, is under Big
Bass Regulations, and has a reputation for producing nice panfish. Area 4 biologists sampled Lackawanna Lake with
trap nets during the week of May 1, 2006, to monitor panfish populations.
Bluegills were abundant during the survey and lots of nice size individuals were present (Figure 1). Black crappies were less abundant than bluegills but crappie catch rate and size distribution were also good (Figure 2).
Figure 1. Length-frequency distribution of bluegills caught at Lackawanna Lake in May 2006
Figure 2. Length-frequency distribution of black crappies caught at Lackawanna Lake in May 2006
The complete list of fish caught during the survey is in Table 1 (below). Some of the trophies included a 36 inch tiger muskellunge and a 34 inch carp. Both of these fish are pictured below.
Table of fish caught during the 2006 Lackawanna Lake panfish survey
|-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4 Fisheries Technician|
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