Maumee River heats up early for annual walleye runs – Northeast Ohio Report

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County)

Anglers have been catching both walleyes and muskies at this reservoir that spans the Ohio, Pennsylvania border. Anglers are jigging blade baits such as Vib-Es to entice the bite. Muskies are being reported as incidental catches by anglers fishing for walleyes.

Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County)

Warmer weather has allowed anglers to target the crappie bite primarily at night where reports are of catches in the 10-12-inch range and some up to 15 inches. Most bites were coming in 3-4 feet of water on jig and minnow combinations. Anglers were also catching a few pre-spawn walleyes wading at night. Some incidental walleye catches were also reported by anglers fishing for crappies. The caught walleyes have mostly been small, in the 12-13-inch range in the same 3-4 feet of water. Mosquito is a good place to catch a glimpse of migratory waterfowl at this time of year with reports of bufflehead and mergansers on the water in the past week.
Causeway Sporting Goods, 330-637-7076

Mogadore Reservoir (Portage County)

Anglers are catching good numbers of bluegills, crappies and some yellow perch off Congress Lake Road. The odd bass is also showing up in the angler creel. Tip any small ice jig with a wax worm or a meal worm for best results. Others are fishing off Palm Road where they are catching bluegills and perch. Keep the bait close to the bottom as reports indicate this is where most of the action is occurring.
Division of Wildlife, www.wildohio.com

LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County)

The crappie bite is starting to come on as water temperatures warm. Some nice bluegills, in the 10-14-inch range are being taken on jigs tipped with live bait. Walleye have not started moving up the channel yet, but locals expect that the walleye bite is not far off.
Division of Wildlife, www.wildohio.com

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