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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 8th, 2013

Region wide – Try your hand at last-chance perch before hard water heads this way. You don’t need to go to the “big water” of Lake Erie to catch perch. Long Lake, Mogadore, Mosquito, and Wingfoot reservoirs offer sandwich-sized perch. Fish just as you would Lake Erie, using shiners on spreaders in deep water. Go to to download and print maps for more information about where to park, where to fish, and history of the location.

Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River (Ashland County) – What a fantastic time of year to enjoy the fall foliage below the Pleasant Hill Reservoir where brown trout were recently stocked. Anglers can ply the water with flies, small jigs under a float, or an assortment of small spinners. Remember, there is a 12-inch minimum length for harvest. Go to to download and print a map of this waterway.

Portage Lakes (Summit County) – Largemouth bass are growing in the Portage Lakes, and most likely in lakes statewide, for the upcoming winter. With a warm front pushing through, fishing action should pick up this week as fish should be actively feeding. Anglers are doing well fishing blade baits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits. There have also been some anglers targeting crappies from shore that have had some success. They have focused their efforts on near-shore structure. Minnows and small soft plastics with jigs under a bobber have provided the most consistent bite.

Wingfoot Lake (Portage County) – Wingfoot Lake has helped many anglers put some fillets in the fryer and freezer. Good numbers of crappies and perch are being caught. Successful anglers are reporting that the majority of fish caught are biting on a plain hook with a minnow under a float. Combining a minnow with a jig and soft plastic or fishing just the jig with the soft plastic has seemed to slow the bite.

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