Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 15th, 2016

Wingfoot Lake (Portage County) – Anglers fishing this reservoir are having success catching panfish. Bluegills are being caught in areas of the lake containing blowdowns. Fish minnows under a bobber for the best bite. Some crappies and yellow perch are also being caught in about 10 feet of water, fishing halfway down the water column. Waxworms have been a productive bait as well. Some channel cats are also being caught.

Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers fishing on the north side of the causeway are catching panfish in bunches. Try using a floating jig tipped with a minnow. Some walleyes are also being caught by fishermen trolling blade baits such as Vib-Es. Fish have ranged anywhere from 15 to 20 inches. Some incidental channel catfish are also being caught by walleye anglers. Other anglers are trolling worm harnesses outside of weed beds for walleyes. Some catfish anglers have caught shovelheads in the north side of the lake.

Niles Gander Mountain, 330-544-5800

Pymatuning Reservoir (Ashtabula County) – Anglers are catching some walleyes up to 23 inches by trolling crankbaits and stickbaits. Successful fishermen are trolling in 14 to 20 feet of water. Crappies and yellow perch are also being caught in nine to 10 feet of water by anglers employing jig and minnow combinations or waxworms under a bobber.

Niles Gander Mountain, 330-544-5800

Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – Anglers targeting the old road bed that traverses the lake are catching some saugeyes. For the best bite, try drifting with nightcrawler harnesses. Crappies, too, can be caught here by anglers who target structure in deeper water. Try the usual jig and minnow combination or waxworms for the panfish bite.

Categories: North East, Ohio Fishing Reports

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *