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Family fishing fun Anthony Carito, his son Rocco and daughter Carmelita, shown here on opening day at Merli Sarnowski County Park Lake, hold up the 15 trout that they caught using paste bait and fishing from their boat. They were also fishing with their grandfather, Tony (not pictured).

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Trout stocking Glenn Mikoolaczyk and Jeffrey Gallagher, 14, of Dalton stock the South Branch of the Tunkhannock Creek just below the Lackawanna State Park Lake dam.

On June 8, Lackawanna State Park will be hosting a Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Family Fishing Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is no charge for the class, but all participants must pre-register at: www.register-ed.com

Lackawanna County

As the trout stocking comes into the final stretch, the fishing has really picked up. Blue gills, crappies, yellow perch and trout have all been biting over the past week. Water temperatures have come up to perfect temperatures for trout fishing. Anglers have really taken advantage of the warm weather and near perfect conditions and have been doing great in the Roaring Brook in Scranton and Dunmore.

This past week trout were stocked in the South Branch of the Tunkhannock Creek and at Lake Wilson. Immediately anglers were having little problem catching fish. At Lake Wilson, anglers were having plenty of success using spinners and paste baits. If you prefer to fish for panfish, now is the time as the fish have really turned on. If you are not our fishing, you’re missing out.

Boaters are reminded that they must wear their life jackets until the end of the month in boats less than 16 feet.

Wyoming County

Trout fishing has been steady at Oxbow Lake and Lake Winola. Some nice sized trout, up to 18 inches are hitting spinners and live bait. At Lake Winola, lures such as inline spinners and spoons being trolled behind boats are working well. Area streams are clearing and providing better conditions than we had following the heavy rains. Martins Creek and Horton Creek were stocked with Trout last week. Mehoopany and Meshoppen Creek will be stocked this week which will provide some great fishing opportunities.