North (Central)

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – March 6th, 2015

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay fishing has been improving for all species. Second landing is hot for perch and some walleyes. Look for weeds in 10 to 12 feet, but it might take catching 100 perch to keep 10. Move around to find the larger fish. Fishing off of the lighthouse is productive, and the Ashland side of the pressure crack…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

George B. Stevenson Dam (Cameron County) — Crappies and bluegills were hitting waxworm-tipped jigs through mid-February. Alvin R. Bush Dam (Clinton County) — Ice anglers were catching crappies and other panfish on wax worms and minnows. Laurel Run Reservoir (Elk County) — Ice anglers were catching panfish on minnows and jigs tipped with maggots. Ridgway Reservoir (Elk County) — Panfish…

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – February 20th, 2015

ASHLAND AREA Chequamegon Bay fishing has been improving for all species. Second landing is hot for perch and some walleyes. Look for weeds in 10 to 12 feet, but it might take catching 100 perch to keep 10. Move around to find the larger fish. Fishing off of the lighthouse is productive, and the Ashland side of the pressure crack…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 13th, 2015

Spring Creek (Centre County) — As of Jan. 31, water was low and clear and in the 40s in this limestone stream. Nymphing was the best bet. Midges (22-26) were hatching in the afternoons. Foster Joseph Sayers Lake (Centre County) — Crappies and yellow perch in mixed sizes were hitting in the early morning and late afternoon-to-dusk hours. A minnow…

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – February 6th, 2015

ASHLAND AREA The near-shore bite is still going strong up here on Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay and the Apostle Islands. We have been targeting anywhere from 15 to 50 feet of water, depending on the day. Being mobile has been key. The best baits have been Rapala swim baits and Northland UV Buckshots tipped with shiner heads.     Angler’s All,…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Hills Creek Lake (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported Jan. 18 that ice anglers were catching numbers of bluegills and yellow perch on maggots and waxworms. The shallower water near the stumps was yielding bass and pickerel on live shiners and fathead minnows. The early morning hours and those just before dark were most productive, and nice catches were…

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – January 23rd, 2015

ASHLAND AREA Anglers are now fishing all over Chequamegon Bay. Most head to the Washburn side and to Bayfield since there is now ice to Basswood Island and the ferry is not running. If you go off of Bayfield, wear flotation and check your way with an ice bar.  On the Ashland side, anglers are fishing weedbeds on 10- to…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Big Fishing Creek (Clinton County) — Conditions were good as of Dec. 15 and anglers reported nice catches of trout. TCO Fly Shop said most action was on nymphs in the deep, slower water, and urged anglers to avoid targeting spawning fish. Hatches included tiny Blue-Winged Olives (20-22) and Midges (22-26). Marilla Reservoir (McKean County)  — A trout stocking was…