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Pennsylvania => 2005-2017 Pennsylvania Ice Fishing => Topic started by: Spider1 on February 12, 2016, 06:38:32 AM

Title: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Spider1 on February 12, 2016, 06:38:32 AM
They are lifting reg's and creel limits before drawing it down to fix the dam. Sound familiar? Well, I hope they dredge it too while they're at it.


http://www.fish.state.pa.us/news/2016pr/pecks-pond.html (http://www.fish.state.pa.us/news/2016pr/pecks-pond.html)
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: chez on February 12, 2016, 06:52:27 AM
WOW
PIKE COUNTY NOW,,Pretty soon they will be nowhere to fishn in NORTHEAST PA....
UN REAL......
The fishermen should BOYCOT the lic.NEXT YEAR and FISH NY.
THIS STATE STINKS..I dontb FISH PECKS but,THE HELL..Do they have to drain all the lakes at ONCE???
They didn't see this COMMING..
WELL IF THEY DIDNT BSEE IT COMMING,THERE A BUNCH OF DUMB *$#&s.... >:(
They should give pa fishermen a free lic in 2017..guys will have to spend moire $$$ onn gas to look for a place to fish..
Ill BE IN NY.SC**W...PA,,BIGTIME......l
Why don't you need a trout stamp in NY????Maybe KP.or FREDDY can GIVE US SOME INPUT ON THAT,BEING THEY ARE FROM NY.
AND NYs TROUT FISHING MAKES PAs LOOK LIKE A JOKE!!!!!
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Spider1 on February 12, 2016, 07:01:29 AM
breath brother, breeeeeaath! lol!

yeah, this sucks. But this lake has needed a good dredging for years. they didn't wanna do it before because of some endangered or threatened duck or something or other. I hope that the do it while the lake is drawn down. This is a good lake but over the years it has gotten silty and over run with weeds. At least they have a schedule for completion on this lake. ::)
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: ice attic on February 12, 2016, 07:51:57 AM
I agree chez, ny is better all the way around. I think yu can buy a combo license  if you hunt to.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: scrtspot1 on February 12, 2016, 10:21:55 AM
Yeah that sucks! A friend of mine was contacted last summer about the project. His cabin is on the other side of 402. Spider is correct...that place needs a good weeding! Wish there were other ways around it but its probably not in the BUDGET!!!!!!
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: chez on February 12, 2016, 11:05:27 AM
I FONT WSNNA HEAR BUDGET...
THE ONLY THING IN THE BUDGET IS MORE MONEY FOR THE CROOKS... >:(
                                  END OF STORY.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: HenryDavid on February 12, 2016, 01:17:57 PM
I read the report but didn't see them mention when they were to begin the drawdown, any news on that ?
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Spider1 on February 12, 2016, 02:15:49 PM
from the link I posted.

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Scheduled to begin in September 2016 immediately after the Labor Day holiday weekend, the drawdown is necessary to permit the most economical dam reconstruction methods, ensure safety of workers, and help address aquatic vegetation issues within the lake, which serves as a popular visitor attraction within Delaware State Forest.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: HenryDavid on February 12, 2016, 03:09:04 PM
Thanks Spider, I missed that.  I totally enjoyed fishing Peck's in the open water but never had much success through the ice, mainly due to the weeds.  I'll definitely get up there for some bass fishing before the draw down.
Title: Pecks Pond Dradown
Post by: tobyto on February 12, 2016, 04:46:10 PM
Fishing Regulations Lifted in Preparation
of Drawdown at Pecks Pond, Pike County
 
Unfortunately, safe ice fishing conditions have been fleeting amid our on-again, off-again winter and, as a result, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and DCNR held off announcing the waiving of fishing regulations at Pecks Pond,” Dunn said. “Weather forecasts now point to safe, solid ice likely ahead, and we urge anglers to avail themselves of this expanded fishing opportunity.”
 
The temporary regulations take effect immediately and will remain in place until further notice by the PFBC. Postings and flyers are notifying state forest anglers of these changes, which will remain in effect until the lake is fully drained. Anglers are still required to have a valid fishing license.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: chez on February 12, 2016, 07:21:47 PM
Thanks Spider, I missed that.  I totally enjoyed fishing Peck's in the open water but never had much success through the ice, mainly due to the weeds.  I'll definitely get up there for some bass fishing before the draw down.

why don't you take me???Id luv to put the yak on it..Some big pecrh in there.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: SlimShanty on February 12, 2016, 08:13:54 PM
The state draining down all these lakes should b ashamed that they left the dams get in that bad of condition ! I never fished this lake but i just do not think all these dams are all failing at the same time !!! Bradys , Gouldsboro, whit oaks and no pecks
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Nemo on February 12, 2016, 09:34:50 PM
The state draining down all these lakes should b ashamed that they left the dams get in that bad of condition ! I never fished this lake but i just do not think all these dams are all failing at the same time !!! Bradys , Gouldsboro, whit oaks and no pecks
Yeah....Don't forget about millers and next year belmont. Wonder what's next!
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: capt.crappie on February 12, 2016, 09:43:13 PM
They were supposed to drain it fall of 2014 & then that fugitive who killed those cops. Crashed right by there & it got post poned. Then they spent the  funding money somewhere else. I have done well at Pecks on perch,gills, big crappies & bass. It is shallow & very weedy. Its good they are planning on repairing it & re opening it in the future. But for us older guys. In  our lifetime we will not see the quality of fish that it has now. Sweet arrow & leaser lake had this same thing done . Neither one has many quality size fish. Nothing but dinks & lots of them. Only time will tell if lake jean ever amounts to anything more than over populated with dinks. I hope to make it to pecks & catch some this year  ;)
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Spider1 on February 13, 2016, 06:29:58 AM
HD, yer right. That's the only reason I haven't fished it on ice to many times. I tried once, drilled a couple holes and found weeds right up to the ice. I wish I had a potato rake with me. I bet a hole through the weeds would have opened it up to the bottom where the fish are but it just seemed like too much work.

Chez, we can go any time. I once watched half a dozen Osprey work that lake while I fished the edge. It was a few years ago and all I caught was pickerel and weeds. I wish I had the canoe or a yak back then.

Slim, these Dams are like a century or more old, they need to be replaced. Besides, this lake needs to be dredged. I just hope they do that while they have the lake drained. They need to fund these projects and schedule them better. I don't understand how they can say that after 100+ years, we need to drain so and so lake but won't get to repairing it for a number of years. That's incompetent management right there.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: choo choo on February 13, 2016, 07:25:39 AM
 :(
Yeah....Don't forget about millers and next year belmont.
Lower Woods Pond too. :( :(
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: HenryDavid on February 13, 2016, 06:45:32 PM
Peck's is perfect for yaks or canoes.  Chez & Spider, we should make a point of fishing it when bass season comes around. 

In the report they mentioned that they "hope" the weeds will be killed off, doesn't sound very promising. 
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: capt.crappie on February 13, 2016, 06:56:53 PM
Peck's is perfect for yaks or canoes.  Chez & Spider, we should make a point of fishing it when bass season comes around. 

In the report they mentioned that they "hope" the weeds will be killed off, doesn't sound very promising.
Bass season is open now with the sizes & creel limits lifted  ::) ::)
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: redblur00 on February 13, 2016, 07:00:58 PM
I used to fish that heavy as a kid our cabin was up the road. Used to sit in the store talking to Roger. Good memory's god I'm getting old to lol. While I agree a good dredging is overdue I agree with chez if the did these lakes 1 here then few yrs another we could understand. All at once why buy license soon won't be much left then a meadow like lower woods.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: HenryDavid on February 13, 2016, 07:05:51 PM
That's where I purchased my pontoon years ago, from Roger at the Marina, he had a good selection of maps too.  I thought he was a good guy. 
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: redblur00 on February 13, 2016, 08:04:02 PM
Very good guy
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: perchgypsy on February 14, 2016, 09:13:49 AM
Sometimes it's the weedy places that hold quality fish...holds a aquatic insect life which these smaller fish eat..feel for you all
who enjoy this body of water sounds like they should do some netting and transport some of these fish to the other bodies of water they previously dredged...alot of work yet mother nature did a lot of work to make these quality fish ..imo
as far as new york goes I live 5 minutes from oneida lake great fishery but Internet is def doing its thing impacting it the last few yrs
Cornell University is a big deal when it comes to decisions made and I am glad we have a university which is involved in the decisions made on our lake not just a state opinion ..some desk jockey who could care less about the fish/locals but thinking of tourist atractions....id say if there isn't a university who can keep ahead of the state you guys should get together and form a group which helps a university get involved...creates jobs and  gets your license money going in the right direction for the future of your fishing waters....
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: happy crappier on February 14, 2016, 05:04:45 PM
There are some good genes in the fish in that lake.  Especially Bass and perch.  My 2 largest bass came from there and my uncle had 2 - 8 and a half pounders mounted a bunch of years ago.  Unfortunately they would never be able to net them because the weeds are to the top all over the lake.  RIP Pecks.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Brillfan on February 16, 2016, 05:57:39 PM
They were supposed to drain it fall of 2014 & then that fugitive who killed those cops. Crashed right by there & it got post poned. Then they spent the  funding money somewhere else. I have done well at Pecks on perch,gills, big crappies & bass. It is shallow & very weedy. Its good they are planning on repairing it & re opening it in the future. But for us older guys. In  our lifetime we will not see the quality of fish that it has now. Sweet arrow & leaser lake had this same thing done . Neither one has many quality size fish. Nothing but dinks & lots of them. Only time will tell if lake jean ever amounts to anything more than over populated with dinks. I hope to make it to pecks & catch some this year  ;)

I have a cabin up there and have been fishing that lake for 50 years.  That lake has been neglected by DCNR for years.  Always an excuse (usually over "endangered" weeds).  There are big fish in that lake, but it takes work to catch them.  They can lift all the restrictions they want.  Thousands of nice fish will die in that lake thanks to DCNR.  Their neglect rendered the pond impossible to salvage fish thanks to the heavy weeds.  I just retired and was hoping to get some good years in at Pecks.  Like Leaser lake, it will be full of dinks.  And weeds.  DCNR has no formal plan to control the weeds except the false hope that the cold will kill them.  Sad state of affairs.  No money to control the weeds (they did make a feeble attempt by spraying the shoreline), but no problem with them building themselves a new building in Porter Township.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: Brillfan on February 16, 2016, 06:00:14 PM
There are some good genes in the fish in that lake.  Especially Bass and perch.  My 2 largest bass came from there and my uncle had 2 - 8 and a half pounders mounted a bunch of years ago.  Unfortunately they would never be able to net them because the weeds are to the top all over the lake.  RIP Pecks.

You're right.  Thousands of good fish will die.  My best bass and pickerel came from that lake.
Title: Re: say goodbye to Pecks Pond
Post by: chez on February 16, 2016, 07:52:55 PM
I have a cabin up there and have been fishing that lake for 50 years.  That lake has been neglected by DCNR for years.  Always an excuse (usually over "endangered" weeds).  There are big fish in that lake, but it takes work to catch them.  They can lift all the restrictions they want.  Thousands of nice fish will die in that lake thanks to DCNR.  Their neglect rendered the pond impossible to salvage fish thanks to the heavy weeds.  I just retired and was hoping to get some good years in at Pecks.  Like Leaser lake, it will be full of dinks.  And weeds.  DCNR has no formal plan to control the weeds except the false hope that the cold will kill them.  Sad state of affairs.  No money to control the weeds (they did make a feeble attempt by spraying the shoreline), but no problem with them building themselves a new building in Porter Township.

ARE YOU BADMOUTHING THE    DCNR?????
NOT PAs   GREAT DCNR??????
HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?????
I THINK THEY S**K!!!!!!! >:(