Ice fishing in Pennsylvania is a lot of fun and can be very rewarding for the whole family! Perch, pickerel, bass and walleye as well as bluegill and crappie are all on the target list of most anglers on a guided trip. A tip up is a device that can be used when ice fishing which will hang live bait right in the face of unsuspecting fish. Another popular method for ice fishing is jigging. A small fishing rod is used and spoons or small jigs are dropped to the depths. With todays modern electronics my clients will see their baits as well as fish moving about chasing their lure!!!
Lake Wallenpaupack is a popular ice fishing destination. There are abundant populations of yellow perch, Crappie, as well as large bluegill. Occasionally even a large brown trout (up to 15lbs) or Striped bass (up to 35lbs) are pulled through the ice. Pickerel and bass can also be caught quite frequently on tip ups with live bait.
There are many smaller lakes in north east Pennsylvania that offer great ice fishing opportunities as well. Lackawanna Lake and Prompton Dam to name a couple. If you are new to ice fishing and want to learn or an experienced angler Mike Salamon Guide Service has a trip you won’t soon forget!