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Offline Big-Bass

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Beltzville
« on: November 15, 2016, 12:54:10 PM »
Hey folks,

I have never fished Beltzville but am from the Wallenpaupack region so its only about an hour/hour-and-a-half for me as a drive and I want to try it out on the ice this year.  I have NO idea where to go and was looking for any help targeting white perch (which I have never caught but heard are in there).  Any particular areas on the lake worth fishing?  How about other species in the lake that are not real common that could be potentially caught?  Thanks for any/all help!

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Beltzville
« on: November 15, 2016, 12:54:10 PM »

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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 10:15:06 PM »
There is a section called Preachers Camp. From there off to the right and across there is a fork in the lake and that is where the PFBC recommended trying for them.

Taken from the PFBC site:

A White Perch population has become established in Beltzville
Lake and currently offers Panfish anglers with a worthwhile
alternative to the lakes modest Sunfish (i.e., Bluegill,
Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, and Green Sunfish) and Yellow
Perch fisheries. Forty-seven percent and 12% of White Perch were
> 9 and > 12 inches in total length, respectively (Figure 4). In
comparison, only five and two percent of Yellow Perch were > 9
and > 12 inches. For Sunfish, 12% of the combined catch was > 7
inches (Figure 5). In addition, Rock Bass offer fair angling
opportunities with 28% of the catch > 8 inches (Figure 6).
Anglers are encouraged to harvest White Perch, although native
to the drainage they tend to overpopulate man-made reservoirs
and predominate, often at the expense of other equally desirable
gamefish species. An added benefit of harvest is that White
Perch are also a popular sportfish, sought after for their sweet
delicious taste. Anglers interested in fishing for White Perch
are directed to Pohopoco Creek Arm beyond the first major bend
or other shallower coves during the spring spawning period when
water temperatures are between 50F and 60F.
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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 08:03:44 AM »
 I'd be willing to bet that they are in the Pack also.  Strangely(LOL) it seems that every lake that got Hybrids/Stripers in the late 90's developed sudden infestations of White Perch. Some of the "deeper" lakes it hasn't been a problem, but shallower warmer waters they exploded.

  If you REALLY want to catch White Perch  look to early - mid April. Then start hitting the feeder creeks that dump in. Not real familiar with Beltsville anymore but down here at Ontelaunee they stack up where Peters Creek dumps in on their spawning run. If you hit it right there will be 10's of thousands milling around the culvert, don't know if there is any type of restriction like that up there or not(sadly if you get an 8" fish down here you got a big one).


Sorry for the slight rant LOL.

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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 11:52:56 AM »
Beltzville lake levels have been lowered to inspect the dam and the lake is way down now, just like the Pac . We had a great time with the Stripers this year at the Pac, its too bad the lake is so low now, I hope its back up by the spring time.

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Re: Beltzville
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Offline Mark D

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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2016, 07:52:18 AM »
Look for the alewives (30-40 ft). The lake is choked with them. Here is how the lake looked a few weeks ago. Mark

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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 08:40:46 AM »
Nice picture of the hump. Haven't fished there for a few years....hmmmm.

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Re: Beltzville
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2016, 08:40:46 AM »