Hemlock Lake report? in Ice fishing Posted January 31 Reminds me of the first brookie I caught. 15inches in a culvert hole in Allegheny county. You could cross this creek without getting your sneakers wet. Mine was lighter color than the one pictured above and my first words were - what the h e l l is a laker doing here? Then I looked closer and the square tail - I never saw one that big before without all the color so I instantly went laker. Nice fish. BTW - I have seen natural reproduction in the creek that crosses the road on the way into the boat launch.