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Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 23rd, 2012

Deer Creek Reservoir (Stark County) There is another very well known Deer Creek Reservoir located in Fayette and Pickaway counties, but this 314-acre lake is located in northeast Stark County. While it is typically an excellent largemouth bass fishery, fishing has been a little slow lately. Largemouth bass prefer areas with weeds, trees or other submerged objects and this is…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 9th, 2012

Lehigh River Bigger smallmouth bass were being released in mid to late October, and the fall trout bite was active. Brady’s Lake (Monroe County) Nice perch and crappies were reported in falling temperatures. Bushkill Creek, Minsi Lake (Northampton County) Crawlers, paste baits and spinners were catching recently stocked trout, with fish moving to deeper water in mid- to late-October. Anglers…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 9th, 2012

Donegal Lake (Somerset County) Numbers of trout were reported on maggots and power bait. Some bluegills also were reported. Lower Twin Lake (Westmoreland County) Maggots, wax worms, and Powerbait were taking recently-stocked trout through the end of October, while bass were hitting on tubes and crankbaits. Youghiogheny River/Reservoir (Fayette County) Crappies were hitting on small minnows on the lake. A…

Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – November 9th, 2012

DULUTH AREA Deer registrations are down about 30 percent from last year and many hunters reported that buck activity was minimal. Some say it was the slowest opening weekend in several years and there was one wolf brought in to be weighed. Fishing pressure has been nonexistent this week, and there was some skim ice forming on the small ponds…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 26th, 2012

Lake Erie Tributaries The fall steelheader’s rain dance has finally paid off, bringing some rain and high water. The rain and high water was short-lived, so focus fishing efforts closer to the mouths and downstream river stretches. Steelhead are piling up in these areas in the deeper holes. Detailed information on where and how to fish for steelhead can be…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 26th, 2012

Merli Sarnoski Lake (Lackawanna County) A recent brook trout stocking brought anglers to this county park impoundment, with nice releases reported on spinners, live bait and flies. Elmhurst, Curtis reservoirs (Lackawanna County) Brown trout were reported on live bait fished off the bottom in recent weeks. Lehigh River (Monroe County) Live and artificial baits were taking recently stocked rainbow and…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012

Nimisila Reservoir (Summit County) There is something about the cooler weather that makes fish tastes that much better. It is a great time to stock up the freezer with slabs of fall crappies to hold you over until you can replenish your supply during ice fishing season. Crappie reports have been popping up throughout the lakes in northeast Ohio. Crappies,…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Cooler water temperatures spurred striped bass action, with herring drifted at Shuman and Calico points and Ironwood the ticket. Walleyes were reported on crawler harnesses in recent weeks, and smallmouth bass were taking crankbaits. Pickerel and northern pike were reported on live baits. An evening catfish bite was reported. Peck’s Pond (Pike County) Bass were taking…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012

Leesville Reservoir (Carroll County) The native muskellunge, also known as the muskie or “the fish of a thousand casts,” is very sought after for its huge size, unpredictable nature, and difficulty to catch. For anglers at Leesville Reservoir, muskie fishing is the route to take at this 1,045-acre lake located off state Route 212. Anglers casting spinners and crankbaits for…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) A good perch bite on herring or fathead minnows was reported in recent weeks. Smallmouth bass were hitting crankbaits in 12 to 15 feet. Striped bass were slow. Pickerel up to 4-plus pounds were reported, taken on minnows, Shohola Lake (Pike County) Largemouth bass were released on plastic worms in recent weeks. Lackawaxen River (Pike County)…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Upper Promised Land (Pike County) A nice crappie bite was reported, along with bass and pickerel. Little Mud Pond (Pike County) Bass and panfish were generally good. Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Striped bass were hitting crankbaits from shore. One crappie angler caught a 29-pound, 40-inch striper with 25-inch girth. Smallmouth bass also were reported.  Pickerel were taking minnow pattern artificials…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Long Lake (Summit County) This 231-acre lake within the Portage Lakes system, averaging about 16-feet deep, is known for its excellent largemouth bass fishery. During nighttime electrofishing surveys in recent years, nearly 70 percent of the bass sampled measured 12 inches or longer. Even better, 30 percent of these fish measured 15 inches or longer. Channel catfishing is also great…