|Stevens Lake is a 62 acre
impoundment located approximately 4.5 miles north of Tunkhannock. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission owns Stevens
Lake and the surrounding shoreline. Area 4 biologists surveyed the panfish community at Stevens Lake using nine trap
net sets during the week of April 14, 2008. Black crappies were very abundant in the nets and they were just the right
size to make a great fillet (Figure 1). Crappie fishing was just starting to heat up as the lake warmed towards the
end of the week. Stevens Lake also supported very nice populations of bluegill, white catfish, and bullheads (Table
1). We’ll return to survey the bass population at Stevens Lake
with electrofishing gear later this spring.
Table 1. Number and size of fish caught during the 2008 trap net survey at Stevens Lake.
Figure 1. Length-frequency distribution of black crappie captured at Stevens Lake during the week of April 14, 2008.
|-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4 Fisheries Manager|
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