Anglers are reporting good numbers of legal Largemouth Bass and large Bluegill have been reported in the Muddy Creek area.
Lake Oneida/Thorn Run Reservoir
Ice fishing at these impoundments is not permitted. Please review regulation signs posted at these water areas.
Harbar Acres Lake (SGL 95)
This lake will receive a trout stocking on March 1st. Anglers are reminded that from March 1st until 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season in April the possession limit is 0 (catch and release only).
Anglers are reporting crappies, Yellow Perch, and Walleye being caught off of Tuttle Point.
The creek has shore ice with some flow ice. Almost open waters from Wilson Chutes to Cochranton.
Anglers are reporting catches of panfish in the popular fishing areas to include Golden Run and the Swim Beach.
The water levels are average for this time of year, depending on how the recent snow melt affected the water. There are still plenty of stocked trout below the Shenango Reservoir outflow. This area is designated as a year round trout fishery so a current trout/salmon stamp is required to fish the area from the outflow to the Walnut Street Bridge regardless of species of fish that you are targeting or harvesting. The creel limit is 3 fish.
Reminder: The PFBC does not monitor ice thickness. Ice thickness and conditions can vary greatly across the lake. Use caution as you head out onto the ice. A life jacket and a set of ice awls can be extremely important if you fall though the ice. Remember SAFETY FIRST: http://fishandboat.com/safety.htm