Anglers have been productive ice fishing on Tionesta Lake. Perch and crappies have been caught near the main boat launch.
Anglers fishing the Tionesta Outflow are reminded that it is open to fishing however a Trout and Salmon Permit is required to fish in the Outflow year round regardless of fishing for trout.
Panfish and bass catches have slowed in the last month. Fishing of land mass points or in the three fingers area of the lake has been good. A maggot-tipped jig or minnow has had the best success.
Harbar Acres Lake
Ice fisherman report slow-but-steady catches of trout. This lake is open to year-round fishing. The creel limit on trout as of March 1, 2014 is “0”.
Lake Oneida/Thorn Run Reservoir
These bodies of water are not open to ice fishing. Please review the posted regulations at those water areas before engaging in any activities.
This is a very under-utilized ice-fishing resource. Not many fish here, but the fishing can be good. Ice fishing is allowed for a few months but only at designated access points. These locations and the dates for ice-fishing are properly posted with signage.
Western Erie County
Presque Isle Bay
Hard water anglers are still doing well in Presque Isle Bay. Creel inspections can vary daily, but on average anglers are happy with their catch. Nice yellow perch & crappie are being caught in Misery Bay along with daily limits of panfish.
Lake Erie and tributaries
Steelhead anglers are still doing well in the early morning hours on Lake Erie in front of the mouth of Trout Run. Pack ice and frozen tributaries are still persistent over most of the western tributaries. Observed ice fishing violations during March include littering, over limits of panfish, and the wanton waste of fish. Anglers are reminded that when you catch a fish and pass it to another angler, that fish counts towards both anglers daily limit and any fish that is not immediately returned unharmed back to the waters also counts toward your daily limit.
Reminder: Below the Dam at Woodcock Creek Lake is Approved Trout Waters and it is closed to ALL fishing from March 1, 2014 until the opening day of trout season starting at 8:00 a.m. on April 12, 2014.
Linesville Open House—Sat. April 5, 2014 from 11:00am -- 3:30pm.