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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report - April 12th, 2013

Posted on April 11, 2013

Northeast Ohio

The word on the lakes in Northeast Ohio is that the crappie bite is starting to pick up. Spring time has always been a good time for producing slabs of crappies. Lakes that have reported an average to above average crappie action are Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) and the Portage Lakes including Nimisila Reservoir (Summit County).  Crappies should continue to move in shallower, holding tight to any type of structure. They can be caught on the usual crappie gear: crappie tubes, twister tails, and minnows under bobbers.

Little Turtle Pond (Summit County)

Part of Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, a youth trout derby will be held at Little Turtle Pond on Saturday, April 13.  Anglers 15 and younger are invited to take part in this youth only fishing derby from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Little Turtle Pond will be stocked with rainbow trout ranging from 10 to 13 inches. Popular trout baits include maggots, wax worms, red worms, trout dough baits, and spinners. Minnows are not permitted to be used in Little Turtle Pond.

Punderson Lake (Geauga County)

Another great youth opportunity takes place on Saturday, April 13 at Punderson Lake. Anglers age 5 to 15 are invited to take part in this youth only fishing event from 8 a.m. - noon. Pre-registration is required; call (440) 564-2279. Rainbow trout ranging from 10 to 13 inches will be stocked into Punderson Lake. Popular trout baits include maggots, wax worms, red worms, trout dough baits, minnows, and spinners.