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Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – August 24th, 2012

DULUTH AREA Crawlers and minnows are producing walleyes in 12 to 15 feet of water and buzzbaits are triggering smallmouth bass on the shallow structure at Island Lake. Minnows also are turning walleyes in 15 feet at Whiteface Lake and Boulder Lake. Work the 10-foot weed edge on Fish Lake for bluegills and six feet at Rice Lake with spoons…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Aquilla Lake (Geauga County) Aquilla Lake is a natural “pothole” lake located within the DNR Division of Wildlife’s Aquilla Lake Wildlife Area. Shoreline anglers have not boasted much on numbers caught, but they have reported what they have caught have been large fish. Both largemouth bass (21 inches) and a variety of sunfish (9 inches) “Fish Ohio” sized have been…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Striped bass, including one 30-pounder, were hitting on live herring, drifted, in late July. Smallmouth bass were reported in 15 feet on watermelon-color tubes. Walleyes were biting in the wee hours of the morning near shore on Ripplin’ Red Fins, and large pickerel were hitting shiners. Channel catfish up to 20 pounds were also hitting on…

Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

PINE CITY AREA Look for pike in three to five feet and sunfish on the 10- to 12-foot rocks at East Rush Lake. Small crankbaits are producing crappies and walleyes in 11 feet on Knife Lake and crappies are suspended over 30 to 40 feet at Goose Lake. The 15-foot weedline on Lake Pokegama is giving up sunfish. Tall Tales…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Findlay Lake (Lorain County) During this dry summer heat, the catfish are keeping anglers busy. Findlay Lake, off of State Route 58 in Wellington, has been producing ample action to distract one from the late evening heat. Action has been good for both shoreline and anglers fishing from a boat (electric motors only). Channel catfish can be caught fishing chicken…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) Catfish were hitting on crawlers, prepared baits and other baits just before dusk in recent weeks. Pohopoco, Aquashicola creeks (Carbon County) Because these streams run a little cooler than others, anglers trout fished through mid-July. Lehigh River   Bass were reported through mid-July. Catfish also were hitting near the Palmerton pool in the evenings on crawlers…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 20th, 2012

Springfield Lake (Summit County) Snuggled against State Route 224, Springfield Lake has 290 acres of water and a decent amount of shoreline fishing access. Good numbers of channel catfish are being caught from both boat and shore. Keep much of your effort in the late evening and night hours when catfish are most active. Catfish are bottom feeders, so fish…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Akron Youth Ponds (Summit County) If you haven’t visited the Division of Wildlife youth fishing area in Portage Lakes, it’s not too late. Visit http://bit.ly/youthfishing to learn more or drop by 912 Portage Lakes Drive during weekends from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fishing is free, equipment and bait is provided (youngsters are welcome to bring their own), and a…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) A nice smallmouth bass bite was reported when the season opened, with anglers doing well on crayfish patterns or tubes fished off the bottom. Lehigh River (Carbon County) Good trout action was reported from Bowmanstown to Lehigh Gap, through June 20. Silver spoons and stickbaits were productive. Bass were hitting around the Palmerton pool. Aqushicola Creek,…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – june 22nd, 2012

Guilford Lake (Columbiana County) Bass fishing has been consistently good. Anglers have done consistently well of late on weightless Senko-type soft plastics. The dam and the wooded north shoreline have been top spots. Panfish have bit well on wax worms fished under bobbers, with the area near the park office and the far western shoreline being top producers. The far…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Fishing Creek (Clinton County) Water was a little above-average but a nice color June 7. Excellent nymphing was reported. Hatches included black midges (24), black stoneflies (14-16), tan caddis (16), sulphurs (14-16), slate drakes (12-14). Harvey’s Lake (Luzerne, Columbia counties)   Nice perch were reported along the flats off of the Fish & Boat Commission access area, with fatheads and…

Northeastern LP Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Houghton Lake Area Walleye fishing has been decent on Houghton Lake. Crawlers and leeches are both taking fish. Bluegills and crappies are hitting in the shallows along the weedbeds. Mayflies are hatching. Lyman’s on the Lake, (989) 422-3231. Higgins Lake Area Perch fishing has slowed on Higgins Lake, but a few fish are still being caught along the drop-off. Pike…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Great fishing was reported in recent weeks, with 25-inch-plus brown trout taken on live herring between Paupack and Shuman points. Anglers trolling herring also were catching striped bass. Walleyes up to 6 pounds were hitting after dark along rocky shorelines, and perch were biting fathead minnows on the bottom in 20 feet. Smallmouth bass up to…

Steelhead run winding down in northeast Ohio – Northeast Report

Dale Walborn Reservoir (Portage County) Crappies have been biting very well in water less than five feet deep. Boat and shore anglers are catching large numbers of fish on minnows, wax worms and jigs suspended under slip bobbers. The channel catfish have also been active, taking nightcrawlers fished on slip-sinker rigs. Berlin Lake (Mahoning, Portage, and Stark counties) The crappie…