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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Southeast berks pike?

I live near french creek state park in berks county, is there anywhere around me with a good northern pike population where I can wet a line this spring? Thanks
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Re: Southeast berks pike?

In a word ... NO

There might be a couple left in Hopewell Lake -- personally I have not seen one or heard of any in the last 5-6 yrs (I icefish it a fair amount)

The same can be said for Ontelaunee

About the only place in SE Pa that I know of(with a decent chance at catching)is down at Penn Warner Club. A private club outside of Philly along the Delaware

Other than that the only eastern Pa lake that gets stocked is Lily Lake, there are also some in the upper N branch(Susky), upper Delaware and the Pack. Not sure where the ones in the Pack came from(might have been a stocking way back like Ontelaunee) the ones in the rivers are comming from NY/NJ

Go to Marsh Creek Lake and chase musky - but be warned half the people will crucify you if you mistreat the ski's and the other half want them all dead ---LOL

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Re: Southeast berks pike?

What is the best time of year to target musky?
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Re: Southeast berks pike?

Most of the dedicated ski guys fish them from ice-out untill the water warms up early June(?) then again in the late fall untill ice -up.

There is a muskie club down that way that stepped up and really did a great job(they now got Cabela's involved with the raising of the fingerlings to a larger size) I also think they might be rotating lakes in the SE now. (musky inc - local chapter MI50 Penn Jersey)

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Re: Southeast berks pike?

I think that club put some purebreds in Marshy.

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