North East Ohio Fishing Reports
Northeast Ohio Fishing Report - May 22nd, 2015
Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers trolling deep water during daylight hours are catching walleyes at this large Trumbull County lake, according to local angler reports. Soon, anglers drifting nightcrawlers should be able to hook some walleyes. The popular bait continues to be Flicker Shad in purple patterns.
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Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – Anglers are catching a good number of yellow perch and crappies on this lake that spans the eastern border between Ohio and Pennsylvania. Crappies are coming in anywhere from 15 to 25 feet of water by anglers using minnows under a bobber or waxworms. Crappies have been large, some running up to 15 inches, according to angler reports. The crappie bite started out slow this spring, but is turning on as the temperatures warm, anglers report.
Dale Walborn Reservoir (Portage County) – Crappies continue to bite well, with some larger sized fish being taken. Minnows and worms under a bobber continue to produce these tasty panfish. In addition, anglers fishing live bait have been taking good numbers of channel catfish, typically ranging from 15 to 20 inches. Bobber rigs, as well as slip sinker rigs with nightcrawlers, have been particularly effective. The shoreline bite has been hot for sunfish, although these fish have run small. Try waxworms one to two feet below a bobber for fast action. A few bass have also been taken, and the sizes are good. Try using crankbaits, soft plastics, or top-water lures.
Berlin Lake (Mahoning, Portage, and Stark counties) – Walleyes are biting well. Anglers are taking good numbers of keeper fish on small jigs tipped with leeches or trolling worm harnesses. Bluegills are biting near the shore, as well, using waxworms or nightcrawlers a couple feet below a bobber. The warm weather has the channel catfish moving too, with nightcrawlers on slip sinker rigs being the bait of choice. The Route 14 bridge has been a hot spot. Top- water baits and tube jigs have produced occasional good catches of bass.