Thumping those hard-water fish.
January 3, 2019
Hard-bottom, hard-water fishing – with the Thumper.
Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 During the statewide deer gun season, state wildlife officer Jeff Tipton, assigned to Champaign County, was on patrol when he observed a couple of trucks parked along a country road. As it was getting close to the end of shooting time, he pulled over to wait for the hunters
Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) — When they can find a pocket of open water, anglers have done well on saugeyes, smallmouth bass, and crappies. A week of warm temperatures and rain in late December allowed what ice had formed on the lake to dissipate. Anglers are using jerkbaits to catch saugeyes and
Banquets/Fundraisers Jan. 19, 2019: Central Ohio WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., Aladdin Shrine Circle, Grove City. For more info call Brandon Showen, 937-725-9349. Jan. 26, 2019: Miami Valley WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., Butler County Fairgrounds, Hamilton. For more info call Don Distler, 513-403-7471. Feb. 2, 2019: Shelby County WTU Banquet, 4:30 p.m., The Palazzo, Botkins. For
As of Dec. 20, a spate of mild temperatures and rainfall was melting ice on lakes in some parts of the state where hard water begun to form. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission completed its winter trout stockings in early December. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) —
Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 26, 2019: Delaware River Shad Fishermens Assn. Banquet, 6 p.m., Sewyco Fire Co. Social Hall, Bethlehem. For more info call Rusty Held, 484-239-4723. Jan. 26, 2019: Uniontown RMEF Banquet, 4 p.m., Park Inn, Uniontown. For more info call John Stone, 724-562-6509. Feb. 9, 2019: Harrisburg RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., Best Western Premier, Harrisburg.
NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission Mercer County Game Warden Donald G. Chaybin reports finding a sublegal buck hanging in a shed while investigating a report of an illegal deer. The man said his stepson killed it, and the boy’s Mentored Youth Permit was attached, along with the man’s antlered deer tag. When asked what
Banquets/Fundraisers. Jan. 12: Tri-Cities WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., The Grand, Essexville. For more info call Jason Maraskine, 989-486-1961. Jan. 12: State of Michigan PF Banquet, 3:30 p.m., Eagle Eye Conference Center, Bath. For more info call Ben Beaman, 318-213-418-4341. Jan. 19: Marquette WTU Banquet, 5 p.m., American Legion, Little Lake. For more info call Mike