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Paint Creek crappie, saugeye fishing highlights report

DISTRICT 1-Central Region Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway counties) – Heading into late February, anglers were still catching saugeyes in the 15- to 20-inch range below the spillway. Jigs and tails in white, chartreuse, and pink are producing a good bite. Mary’s Bait Shop, 740-869-3597 Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – Saugeyes are being caught at…

Ice is gone again, anglers pondering trout season

Anglers are reminded that as of March 1, only Early Season Trout-Stocked Waters will be open to angling, along with the special regulations sections of streams. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continues to stock trout statewide. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie tributaries — Streams had a green tint, and steelhead were widely distributed as of…

Ice-free streams allow steelhead anglers much success

Editor’s note: There were several reports of anglers attempting to fish through the ice on some northern Ohio lakes, but with ever changing temperatures extreme caution must be used. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s across much of Ohio at the time of this report would make ice fishing unlikely at best. What follows is a report of conditions at…

Rare ice-fishing opportunities didn’t last very long

Ice fishing opportunities were short-lived as of Feb. 5, when open water prevailed on most fisheries in the state. Decent flow was reported on a lot of streams because of rainfall and even snowmelt in places. Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission trout stockings continue around the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.Anglers are reminded that most approved trout waters are…

Saugeyes, crappie biting when anglers find open water

Editor’s note: There were several reports of anglers attempting to fish through the ice on some northern Ohio lakes, but with ever changing temperatures extreme caution must be used. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s across much of Ohio at the time of this report would make ice fishing unlikely at best. What follows is a report of conditions at…

A little colder finally, but ice situation still dicey

Fluctuating weather patterns continued to wreak havoc on fisheries. Very few had fishable ice as of Jan. 22, and it was limited.Anglers are reminded to exercise extreme caution when venturing onto frozen surfaces.For more on ice safety, visit www.fishandboat.comWinter trout stockings continued throughout the state and are slated through February. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.comNORTHWEST REGIONLake Erie and tributaries –…