What a week! St. Patrick’s Day and the First Day of Spring! The ice on the Allegheny River and French Creek is breaking up, resulting in some flooding. Although the river is high, dirty and partially frozen right now, the day we will be able to launch a boat to chase smallmouth bass gets closer each day. With water levels ris-ing on flood control lakes like Shenango and Woodcock, ice fishing has come to an end. The ice breaker did a job on PIB ice. However as of Tuesday, March 16th there were ice fish-ermen on Pymatuning and Conneaut. Probably Canadohta and Kahle still have ice, too. However, ice fishing days are numbered. Come on Spring!
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