After a week of good fishing and low water conditions, we finally got a batch of much needed rain. Unfortunately, this has led to high water and muddy conditions in most of the creeks. Pine came up a few feet and will not be in great fishable shape for the weekend. Marsh Creek is dumping a lot of dirty water into as well. Upper Pine should clear in a few days without too much more rain. We will update again next week on conidtions. Be sure to keep the USGS gauage for Pine in your bookmarks- https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?01548500 . Ideally, most anglers like Pine under 2.5ft on the gauge. Pine is scheduled to be stocked again this week, and the Upper Pine Creek trout tournament is scheduled for 5/15-5/16.
Crappies are just starting to move inshore on the lakes. This will likely change too with the rain. Males were comng into shore, but not staying. Anglers are finding a decent bite off shore near the spawning grounds. Look for rocky shorelines and timber, and move offshore to deeper water. With some more warm weather, we should see them start to spawn soon. The 2nd and week of May should be prime fishing if the weather cooperates
Walleye opens tomorrow. Check out this recent biologist report from Cowanesque Lake -https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/Fisheries/BiologistReports/Documents/Bio2021/4x04-23-CowanesqueLake.pdf