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Reply to unhappy Lackawaxen fishermen

By Bryan Chikotas
August 27, 2014

[Editor’s note: On July 30, The River Reporter printed a letter from John and George Westenberger (www.riverreporter.com/letters-editor/4302/2014/07/30/why-stock-lackawaxe...), who criticized the lack of fishing opportunities on the Lackawaxen River this summer due to water releases from Lake Wallenpaupack to operate the PPL hydroelectric plant at Kimble, PA. The Westenbergers received a reply from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, and this version of that reply was forwarded from the commission to The River Reporter.]

John and George Westenberger:

Thank you for letting the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission know of your disappointment fishing the Lackawaxen River during this and last summer.

To explain: