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North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Penns Creek (Mifflin County) Blown-out conditions were reported May 23, with temperatures in the 50s. Green Drakes were everywhere. In fishable conditions, anglers were doing well nymphing Green Drakes along with their favorite stonefly pattern, or working streamers near the bank. Hatches included Tan Caddis (14-16), March Browns/Gray Fox (10-14), Sulphurs (14-18), Orange Craneflies (16), Green Drakes (8-12), Golden Stoneflies (8-12),…

Despite steady wind and rain, walleyes remain cooperative – Northcentral Report

LAKE MILLE LACS East – During the day, spinners or live-bait rigs tipped with leeches and nightcrawlers are producing walleyes on the 22- to 25-foot gravel and mud. The evening walleye bite continues to be excellent on any of the six- to 12-foot rock piles with slip bobbers and leeches. Smallmouth bass are an easy catch on the shorelines and shallow…

Good walleye fishing attracts southwest anglers – Northcentral Region Report

Sayers Lake (Centre County) Steady sunfish and crappie bites were reported from shore in mid-May, with minnows and redworms and twister tails productive floated under a bobber or slow-retrieved. Black Moshannon Lake (Centre County) This bog-influenced lake was yielding nice numbers of sunfish and perch on jigs and minnows from shore. Bald Eagle and Black Moshannon creeks,  Six Mile Run,…

Leeches and crawlers starting to produce more walleyes – Northcentral Report

LAKE MILLE LACS East – The shallow rock bite for walleyes has been excellent during the evening hours with crankbaits or slip bobbers and leeches. The mid-depth rocks have produced plenty of keeping-sized walleyes during the day and the main-lake mud flats and deep gravel are producing numbers of bigger walleyes. There really hasn’t been a spot  or depth not producing…

Recent rain (and snow) brought stream levels up Northcentral Report

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) Water was low and clear and in the 50s April 28, and grannoms and Hendricksons were winding down. Tan caddisflies (16) were on, along with a few March browns and sulphurs (14-16). Lower than normal flow made for good dry fly-fishing. Hatches also included black midges (24), quill Gordons (12), and black stoneflies (14-16). Productive patterns…

Crappie and sunfish bite remains inconsistent in many areas – Northcentral Report

LAKE MILLE LACS There hasn’t been much crappie action in the bays, but some of the shallow boat harbors are holding panfish. It should be a good walleye opener with water temperatures in the 50-degree range. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS The harvest season for sturgeon has closed, but the catch and release…

Fishing pressure light; turkeys are on the move – Northern LP Report

Indian River Fishing pressure has been light on Burt and Mullett lakes, and success has been fair. Steelhead fishing remains pretty good on the Ocqueoc and Bear rivers. Toms are strutting and gobbling. A few morels have been found. Pat & Gary’s Party Store, (231) 238-6776. Traverse City Area Steelhead fishing has been slow on the Boardman River. Brown trout are…

Trout-fishing conditions ideal, but water levels low -North Central Region Report

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) Low, clear conditions were reported April 12, making dry-fly-fishing productive. Hendricksons and grannoms were hatching, along with black stoneflies. Water was in the 50s. Hatches included black midges (24), blue-winged olives (18), black stoneflies (14-16), Quill Gordons (12), Hendricksons (14), and grannoms (14). Penns Creek (Mifflin County) Water was low and clear but fishing well April…

Crappie, bluegill action warming up on both ends of state – Northern Illinois Report

Shabbona Crappies and bluegills are biting on waxworms and crappie minnows. Braidwood The lake is open and the shore fishermen are seeing quite a few catfish and bluegills. Fish are being caught on ice jigs under a float or on bottom rigs tipped with crawlers or other cut bait. The largemouth can be caught fishing the secondary drop-offs with large…