North (Central)

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – December 12th, 2014

ASHLAND AREA It’s been cold and snowy, with about 16 inches of snow on the ground in some places. The and archery deer-hunting season continues throughout the area. Wardens and rangers have noticed less hunting activity this year, possibly due to snowy conditions, a smaller deer herd, and buck-only restrictions across the northern tier of counties. Ice conditions are improving…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

Hills Creek (Tioga County) — Bass, chain pickerel and crappies were reported on live minnows, while perch and bluegills were biting crawlers and waxworms. Cowanesque Lake (Tioga County) — Bass continued to hit live shiners, as well as crankbaits, spinnerbaits and drop-shot minnow patterns in recent weeks. A few muskies were reported on large baitfish and spinners on the east…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Bass were biting through Nov. 9 on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jigs amid light fishing pressure. Kettle Creek (Potter County) — Brown trout and a few wild brook trout were biting in recent weeks, with egg patterns and small nymphs productive for fly-anglers. Small minnows and spinners also were working well. Loyalsock Creek (Lycoming County) —…

North Central MInnesota Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

LAKE MILLE LACS  Anglers were walking out with portable shelters in Wahkon Bay last weekend and most bays should be favorable for foot, or possibly ATV travel by this weekend. The main lake remained open earlier this week. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS With consistent temperatures in the single digits most bays, the…

North Central Minnesota Fishing Reports – November 14th, 2014

LAKE MILLE LACS  Fishing pressure has almost been non-existent and with some snow now on the ground, it’s pretty much over until ice forms. Deer hunting success has varied based on anecdotal reports, but hunter success has been less than last year. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS Some small bays and inlets are…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Spring Creek (Centre County) — As of Oct. 21, conditions were excellent, as water was in the 60s and had some color, reported TCO Fly Shop. Cahills and caddis were providing dry-fly action in the afternoons and evenings, but nymphing was generally the better bet. Ants and beetles were still productive top-water patterns, despite the cooler temperatures. Hatches included tan…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

Kettle Creek (Potter County) — Conditions varied in recent weeks. Trout were hitting ant patterns.  Lyman Run Lake (Potter County) — Trout were hitting live minnows, with early morning and late evening the more productive times to fish. Pine Creek (Lycoming County) — Brown and rainbow trout up to 20 inches were reported in the upper reaches in recent weeks,…