By Alton Mitchell
Punxsutawney Phil is calling for six more weeks of winter after emerging from his winter slumber last Friday and noticing his shadow. However, the prediction by the famous Pennsylvania Groundhog may be off slightly as temperatures for the coming week look to be mild in the 60’s around LaFayette and Chambers County. The milder temperatures come as Chambers County Lake celebrated its opening season late last week.
Chambers County Lake located about seven miles south of LaFayette opened its fishing and camping season on February 1st. A large sign outside of the massive 180-acre lake announces the opening of the lake. Chambers County Lake is known for its great fishing that includes breeds such as bream, bass, crappie, catfish, and carp.
The lake also features a bait and tackle shop where snacks can be purchased as well as fishing licenses and permits which are required when fishing at the public lake for anglers age 12 and up. Officials with Chambers County Lake have also announced an effort to help young anglers catch more fish this season. The old structures that were around the Pier have been removed by lake officials. Those same officials have been feeding fish heavily which they think should assist youth with better chances of snagging a fish.
The Chambers County Lake is open seven days a week from February 1st through the end of June. More information on the lake and its fees can be obtained by contacting (334)864-8145