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Ohio Calendar of Events – May 20th, 2016

Education/Seminars May 21: Boater Ed, ODNR Watercraft Ashtabula Office, 9-5 p.m., Lakeshore Park. For more info call 440-964-0518. May 21: Boater Ed, ODNR Watercraft Salt Fork Office, 9-5 p.m., Lake Mohawk Clubhouse. For more info call 740-439-4076. May 23-24: Boater Ed, ODNR Watercraft Maumee Bay Office, 5-9 p.m., Wood Co. Park District. For more info call 419-836-6003. June 1-3: ODNR…

Firearms industry jobs on the rise

This report was compiled using the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s Tracking the Capitol tool and focuses on gun legislation. There are other options for hunting, fishing, etc.Fueled by the spark of firearms sales, the number of people employed in the industry has similarly revved up to tune of nearly 25,000 additional employees over the past two years. The firearms industry now…

Ohio Cuffs & Collars – May 20th, 2016

Division of Wildlife Central Ohio – Wildlife District 1 • While checking deer harvest records, state wildlife officer Josh Elster, assigned to Pickaway County, noticed an individual had checked in two does within a short time period during the 2015 deer-gun season. Officer Elster also noticed a relative had checked in a doe at approximately the same day and time….

Ohio River Region – May 20th, 2016

Brown and Clermont Counties – Fishing activity has been picking up. Sauger, white bass, and hybrid striped bass are all being caught. Spinners and jigs have both been successful. White, pearl, chartreuse, orange, and yellow twister tails are a great choice right now. Racine Dam Area (Meigs County) – Spinners and jigs can both be successful for white and hybrid striped bass…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lake Logan (333 acres; Hocking County) – Saugeyes can be caught on bottom bouncing jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or minnows fished in six to 10 feet of water. Also try trolling crankbaits in the same depth. Start looking for white crappies to move into shallower water around shoreline structure to spawn. Focus your effort around wood structure. Try using small jigs tipped with plastic tubes, plastic…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

East Fork Lake (1,971 acres, 32.3 miles of shoreline; Clermont County) – For crappies, try using minnows and jigs with tubes. Chartreuse and white color patterns are working the best currently. Fish are generally being taken in 18 to 24 inches of water. Try fishing around structure, fallen trees, and in the coves. Rocky Fork Lake (1,992 acres; Highland County) – For saugeyes,…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Mogadore Reservoir (1,104-acres; Portage County) – Owned and operated by the city of Akron, this reservoir is located in the southwestern portion of the county, three miles east of Akron and six miles south of Kent on state Route 43, one mile south of U.S. Route 224. April, May, and June are the best months for catching largemouth bass: cast surface lures, crankbaits,…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Beaver Creek Reservoir (110 acres; Seneca County) – Catfish have been biting. Try using shrimp for bait. For large catfish, try drift fishing or balloon fishing. Boats are allowed on the reservoir with electric motors only.  Sandusky River (Sandusky County) – White bass are biting in the Sandusky River near Fremont. Water is muddy, high, and swift, so try using tight lines…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Alum Creek Lake (3,269 acres; Delaware County) – Fishing jigs and minnows suspended by a float around woody cover in the upper end of the lake and in coves is a good way to catch crappies. Crappies must be nine inches or longer to keep. For white bass, use minnows, jigs, and small spinners in the upper end of the lake…

Michigan Cuffs & Collars – May 20th, 2016

DISTRICT 1 Conservation Officer (CO) Doug Hermanson located two nonresident anglers fishing on a closed portion of the Falls River in Baraga County. They had some difficulty reading the stream map on their phone so Hermanson showed the anglers the stream listings by county and gave further directions on the open area that can be fished. CO Doug Hermanson made…

Michigan Calendar of Events – May 20th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers Aug. 7: West Michigan RMEF Banquet, 5 p.m., The Pinnacle Center, Hudsonville. For more info call Mark Veenstra, 616-738-1287. Aug. 13: Erie RMEF Banquet, The Landing Banquet Hall, Tecumseh. For more info call Robert Matota, 734-697-3932.   Dog Events Now-Oct.: Puppy Fair, 2nd Sunday each month, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Multi-Lakes Conservation Club, Commerce Twp. For more info call Dave…

Southern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lake St. Clair Anglers caught largemouth and smallmouth bass in 7 feet of water along the shoreline last week on Lake St. Clair. Most fish were caught south of the Clinton River cutoff launch and near the mouth of the Detroit River. Crankbaits produced the best results. Dark green and crayfish were good colors. Those targeting perch and panfish did best in the canals just north…

Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

NORTHWESTERN LP Traverse City Area Lake herring and lake trout were keeping anglers busy last week on Lake Michigan’s East Grand Traverse Bay. Those fishing Swedish pimples in  35 to 75 feet of water reported good results. Walleye fishing has been good on South Lake Leelenau. Crankbaits trolled in 10 to 17 feet of water have produced good results. Crappies were hitting jigs and minnows fished in the…

Pennsylvania Cuffs & Collars – May 20th, 2016

NORTHWEST REGION From the Game Commission  Butler County WCO Christopher J. Deal reports that the local game lands have been seeing a marked increase in non-hunting use. Unlawful activities such as littering, firearm shooting, firewood cutting and ATV use are common. Charges have been filed in several cases. Crawford County WCO Randy R. Crago said an Erie County man was…

Pennsylvania Calendar of Events – May 20th, 2016

Banquets/Fundraisers. May 20: Bucks County WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., New Hope Eagle Fire company, New Hope. For more info call East Coast Tannery & Taxidermy, 215-799-1900. May 21: Locust Valley WTU Banquet, 4 p.m., Ryan Township Fire Hall, Barnesville. For more info all Dave Morgan, 570-205-2253. May 21: Pine Grove DU Banquet, 5 p.m., HH&L Fire Co. For more info…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Brady’s Run Lake, South Branch of Brady’s Run (Beaver County) — Anglers were catching trout, with limits reported on green and chartreuse pastebaits or on spinners or minnows, drifted.  Beaver River, Ohio River — Releases of walleyes and catfish were reported. Muskies and northern pike were reported at the Townsend Dam in New Brighton.  Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) — Muskies…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Spring Creek (Centre County) — TCO Fly Shop reported sulphurs (14-16) were hatching as of May 5. Blue-winged olives were appearing mid-afternoon. Water was up from rainfall, and fish were feeding best in broken water. The trout bite was steady, with dry flies producing during the sulphur hatches, and nymphing and streamers effective in off-color conditions. Besides sulphurs and blue-winged…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Trout were reported on rainbow-colored pastebait and pinhead minnows.  Roaring Brook (Lackawanna County) — Spinners and pinhead minnows were catching trout in recent weeks. Loyalsock Creek (Sullivan, Lycoming counties) — Trout were reported on live baits, such as butter worms and waxworms. Hendricksons worked for one fly-angler. Delaware River (Monroe County) — Shad were running…