Monday, December 11th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, December 11th, 2023

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

February 5, 2009

Western New York

Lake Erie and tributaries: The Buffalo Boat Harbor has been producing perch, but quite a few smaller ones. Some bluegills and other panfish were also being taken. The occasional northern pike is also being caught there. Most of the tributaries are locked in ice right now. Lake Ontario and tributaries: Hard-water action has started in

Beaver Dam Area

Fishermen have been finding the walleye action to be pretty steady on both Fox and Beaver Dam lakes. Fish the evenings with golden shiners under tip-ups. Crappies were being caught on small fatheads and plastics on both lakes. Phil & Sons Tackle, (920) 885-6766.

Lake Winnebago Area

Anglers have had a lot of success jigging for white bass. The walleye and perch catch has been pretty low. Horseshoe Hole on Lake Poygan has been the only reported hot spot for walleye activity. Anglers not familiar with Lake Winnebago should stay on well-traveled areas due to large cracks that are hard to see.

‘Like crappies flopping at the bottom of the boat’

Fishing advocate Vern Wagner says it’s lonely at the State Capitol. “I used to see Frank Schneider, Dave Overland, and John Schneider roaming around the Capitol,” he says, naming three anglers who represented the Minnesota Sportfishing Congress in the 1990s. “Now our voices just aren’t being heard.” Wagner is about the only fisherman who shows


Waneta Lake: Reports of anglers doing really well catching crappies, perch and chain pickerel. Lake Superior: Reports of anglers having a lot of success on perch. Onteora Lake: Good action for catching panfish at last look. Try using an orange and yellow maramooska jig tipped with spikes

Green Bay/Appleton Area

Geano Beach has anglers working in close and out by the shore, fishing perch and northern pike. The Oconto Breakwater Harbor has seen pike and perch anglers. The perch anglers range from the marina area to just past the mouth of the Oconto River. The pike anglers are on the flats north of the river

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