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Northern Lower Peninsula Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

Traverse City Area Salmon fishing has been slow in Grand Traverse Bays. Steelhead are starting to show up in the Manistee and Betsie rivers. Spinnerbaits have been catching good numbers of smallmouth bass on Green and Duck lakes. Grouse hunting has been pretty good, and archery deer season should be fair. Deer numbers are down a little. WildFishing Guide Service,…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

Kettle Creek (Potter County) — Brook trout were hitting in recent weeks, with stimulator fly patterns (16) working for some. Allegheny River (Potter County) — The delayed-harvest section around Coudersport was yielding trout on Royal Wulff (12), small beadhead Prince nymphs, and Pheasant Tails in recent weeks. Hamilton Lake (Tioga County) — Panfish and bass were reported, with bass up…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

East Branch Clarion River (Elk County) — The delayed-harvest stretch was fishing well, with trout taking terrestrials such as beetles and flying ants. Curwensville Reservoir (Clearfield County) — Yellow perch, bluegills and pumpkinseeds also were hitting on butter worms and pieces of red worms. Channel cats were hitting crawlers and chicken livers in the evening hours. Spring Creek (Centre County)…

North Central Minnesota Fishing Reports – September 19th, 2014

LAKE MILLE LACS  East – Walleyes are hitting crankbaits at night on the rock reefs in 6 to 12 feet. During the day, these reefs will produce smallmouth bass on a variety of presentations. Muskie reports have been limited, but northern pike continue to hit spinnerbaits or sucker minnows in the bays and north-end weedlines.  Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 West –…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Cowanesque Reservoir (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported Aug. 28 that numbers of bass up to 6 pounds were hitting on creature baits, crankbaits and drop-shot rigs. Lake Hamilton (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported that nice numbers of panfish were hitting on waxworms, mealworms and live minnows through Aug. 28. Colyer Lake (Centre County) — The Pennsylvania…

Northern Wisconsin Fishing Report – September 5th, 2014

ASHLAND AREA Fishing remains stable on Chequamegon Bay. Smallmouths are in deeper areas. Use suckers. Some days allowed sight-fishing in shallower water with plastics, minnows, crankbaits, or flies. Walleye anglers are slow-trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits in deeper water. Anglers casting spoons and spinnerbaits along the breakwall and the Ashland shoreline are catching northern pike. Trout and salmon anglers are…

North Central Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2014

Cowanesque Lake, Hammond Lake (Tioga County) — Don’s Tackle Shack reported Aug. 15 that this 1,085-acre reservoir was fishing well with largemouth bass hitting on crankbaits, dropshot rigs, creature baits and jigs, and green pumpkinseed, black and blue, and black and red the go-to colors. Bass sizes were mixed up to 5½ pounds, with a number of fish over 3…