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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – March 11th, 2016

Conneaut Creek (Ashtabula County) — Conneaut Creek, one of the premier steelhead destinations in Ohio, is primed for the steelhead bite right now. Slushy conditions will be encountered, particularly in the morning hours, due to cold weather conditions. Try spawn sacs for the best steelhead bite. Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) — A few walleyes are being caught in this Trumbull County lake known for its decent fishing…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 11th, 2016

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — As ice allowed, anglers were catching nice-size panfish and perch, mostly on jigs tipped with minnows or waxworms. Some small bass and chain pickerel also were reported.  Lackawaxen River — As conditions allowed, anglers were catching trout up to 20-plus inches in mid-February.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Last ice ended with deteriorating surfaces…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – February 26th, 2016

Atwood Lake (Carroll and Tuscarawas counties) – An angler was recently rescued from the lake due to thin ice, so make safety your first priority before venturing out on this lake. The best reports we’ve received indicate about three to four inches of ice on the lake, which is sketchy at best. Better to be safe than sorry. Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) – Ice-fishing…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 26th, 2016

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — As of Feb. 13, Ray’s Guide Service reported that anglers were icing nice perch, crappies and large bluegills. Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Crappies, perch, bluegills and largemouth bass were hitting through the ice as of Feb. 13, with the panfish coming on little jigs tipped with waxworms and the bass hitting medium to large…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 12th, 2016

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) As of Jan. 27, anglers were catching bluegills and largemouth bass, primarily on jigs, in the main part of the lake and in Bullhead Bay. Nice-sized crappies also were reported. Frances Slocum Lake, (Luzerne County) — Nice catches of panfish were reported, although many were running small. White Oak Pond (Wayne County) — Ice anglers were…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 29th, 2016

Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Wacky Worm Tackle Shop reported the surface of the lake had not frozen as of Jan. 16, and anglers were catching largemouth bass and walleyes on bladebaits in open water. One largemouth weighed 6½ pounds. A bank fisherman was doing well fishing large shiners and chicken livers for stripers and big pickerel. North Branch Susquehanna…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 15th, 2016

Wingfoot Lake (Portage County) – Anglers fishing this reservoir are having success catching panfish. Bluegills are being caught in areas of the lake containing blowdowns. Fish minnows under a bobber for the best bite. Some crappies and yellow perch are also being caught in about 10 feet of water, fishing halfway down the water column. Waxworms have been a productive bait as well. Some channel cats…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 1st, 2016

Berlin Lake (Stark, Mahoning, and Portage counties) – Anglers are seeing some good action at Berlin Lake. Vi-Bs and jig-and-minnow combos are producing mixed bags of fish including mostly walleyes, crappies, and white bass. Anglers are also having success catching black bass, leaning heavily on crankbaits, jigs, and topwater baits.  Lake Erie tributary streams (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties) – Reports are flowing in of steelhead trout…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 18th, 2015

Berlin Lake (Stark, Mahoning, and Portage counties) – Anglers are seeing some good action at Berlin Lake. Vi-Bs and jig-and-minnow combos are producing mixed bags of fish, mostly walleyes, crappies, and white bass. Anglers are also having success catching black bass, leaning heavily on crankbaits, jigs, and topwater baits. Lake Erie tributary streams (Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain counties) – Reports are flowing in of steelhead trout being…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 18th, 2015t

Susquehanna River (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Fishing pressure picked up in early December and the walleye bite turned on. Anglers were making nice catches between Nanticoke and Macanaqua, with the best baits reportedly crawler rigs or soft plastics tipped with a leech. Nescopeck Creek, Lake Irena, Lily Lake (Luzerne County) — Nice catches of stocked trout were reported through early…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 4th, 2015

Lake Erie tributaries – The late fall steelhead anglers’ rain dance has finally paid off, bringing some rain and high water. The rain and high water did the trick with reports of steelhead being caught in streams and rivers throughout northeast Ohio. For detailed information on where and how to fish for steelhead, visitwildohio.com. Cuyahoga River (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, and Summit counties) –…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 20th, 2015

Portage Lakes (Summit County) – Largemouth bass are growing in the Portage Lakes, and most likely in lakes statewide, for the winter. With a warm front pushing through, fishing action should pick up as fish should be actively feeding. Anglers are doing well fishing blade baits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits. There have also been some anglers targeting crappies from shore who have had some…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 20th, 2015

Lily Lake, Lake Irena (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Despite recent stockings, angling pressure was light on both impoundments through early November.  Susquehanna River  — Smallmouth bass and walleyes were reported with soft plastics or jigs tipped with leeches or hellgrammites the tickets.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Falling temperatures spurred striped bass action in recent weeks. Panfish also were reported…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 6th, 2015

Regionwide – Try your hand at last-chance perch before hard water heads this way. You don’t need to go to the “big water” of Lake Erie to catch perch. Long Lake, Mogadore, Mosquito, and Wingfoot reservoirs offer sandwich-sized perch. Fish just as you would Lake Erie, using shiners on spreaders in deep water. Go to www.wildohio.com to download and print maps for more information about…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 6th, 2015

Lehigh River — Willie’s Bait & Tackle reported fantastic trout fishing through late October, with many measuring 14 to 17 inches, and one rainbow measuring 23½ inches. Crawlers and shiners were the tickets.  Little Lehigh Creek (Lehigh County) — Recently stocked trout were hitting on butter worms, powerbait, and fathead minnows. Bushkill Creek (Northampton County) — A nice trout bite…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 23rd, 2015

Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – This 2,131-acre lake is known for its excellent fishery. A wide variety of fish species can be caught, including crappies, largemouth bass, bluegills, channel catfish, white bass, and saugeyes. Fall fishing in this lake should not be ignored. The scenery is beautiful as the leaves morph into rich autumn colors. Atwood Lake (Carroll and Tuscarawas…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – October 23rd, 2015

Lily Lake (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — Some nice bass and panfish were reported from the deeper waters through early October. Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike, Wayne counties) — Striped bass, walleyes, and brown trout were becoming active on live bait in 20 to 26 feet in early October. Black bass also were hitting. North Branch Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) —Rainfall in…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015

Northeast Ohio reservoirs – Largemouth bass are biting well across the region if your timing is right. Target areas with visible baitfish activity, looking for actively feeding bass. Experiment with aggressive reaction baits like crankbaits and rattle baits, or slower presentations like unweighted finesse worms or topwater baits, to determine the mood of the fish. When the action slows, target deeper water structure or dense cover with…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – October 9th, 2015

Prompton Dam, Duck Harbor Pond (Wayne County) — Some sizeable smallmouth bass were reported in late September, with heavy jigs fished slow and deep the ticket. Crappies and bluegills were hitting on small jigs or crawlers below bobbers in the late afternoon to evening hours. Lehigh River — Smallmouth bass were biting medium shiners and crawlers through Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) —Willie’s Bait & Tackle…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015

Pymatuning Lake (16,349 acres; Ashtabula County) – Pymatuning Lake is in southeastern Ashtabula County and is approximately one mile east of Andover, Ohio, and one mile north of Jamestown, Pennsylvania. State Route 85 (Ohio) bisects Pymatuning Lake’s northern and southern sections and becomes S.R. 285 at the Pennsylvania border (which is approximately one mile east of Pymatuning Lake Road), near the middle of the two-mile bridge overlooking the lake. It lies within Pymatuning State…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 25th, 2015

Lily Lake, Francis E. Walter Reservoir (Luzerne County) — Bass and crappies were hitting small jigs and minnows in recent weeks. Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) ­— Heading into September, stripers were biting Erie Dearies with crawlers or on herring, drifted. Smallmouth bass were taking tubes and other artificials around weed banks and docks. Perch were hitting crawlers on the bottom…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 11th, 2015

Mogadore Reservoir (Portage County) – Anglers have really enjoyed the catfish action this summer at Mogadore Reservoir. It has continued to produce nice catches of channels. Anglers are doing well using shad caught by cast nets. Most fish are being caught after the sun goes down in the shallow flat areas. Tuscarawas River (Tuscarawas County) – The Tuscarawas River is a great location to catch a large diversity of…