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Walleye fishing slows down on Lake Erie waters Northeast Region Report

Mahoning River (Mahoning County) Northeast Ohio has some amazing lakes, but its hidden gems are the rivers, and the Mahoning River is no exception. The spring season is a great time to start targeting the river systems. The Mahoning River specifically is a bit low, providing additional access to points that normally would not be available. Smallmouth bass, walleyes, catfish…

Recent rain (and snow) brought stream levels up – Northeast Report

Pohopoco Creek (Carbon County) Fly anglers reported success downstream of the outflow of Beltzville Lake.  Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) The striped bass bite was heating up on large shiners and large stickbaits. Maple Lake, Curtis Reservoir (Lackawanna County) The crappie bite slowed at both fisheries at the end of April. Griffin Pond (Lackawanna County) Nice-size crappies, bluegills and brown bullheads…

Unusual warm, dry weather leaves streams low – Northeast Report

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Conditions were still cold April 1 and activity was slow. Fishing Creek (Columbia County) Clear, lower-than-average flow, and water in the 50s was reported March 30. Blue-winged olives (18) were hatching, along with black midges (12), black stonefly nymphs (14-16), and quill Gordons (12). Rolling mid- to small-size flies on the bottom was recommended. A few…

Crappie bite already going strong on inland waterways – Northeast Region Report

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) Anglers have been catching both walleyes and muskies at this reservoir that spans the Ohio, Pennsylvania border. Anglers are jigging blade baits such as Vib-Es to entice the bite. Muskies are being reported as incidental catches by anglers fishing for walleyes. Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) Wading anglers are picking up good numbers of walleye and…

Warm, dry weather may cause low trout waters – Northeast Report

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) Fishing was turning on as of March 17, with numbers of perch hitting on fatheads in 20 to 30 feet. A few striped bass up to 20 pounds were taken for boaters trolling crankbaits. Vertical jigging of spoons for bass was productive. Crappies were hitting in the back edges. Water was in the high 40s March…

Maumee River heats up early for annual walleye runs – Northeast Ohio Report

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) Anglers have been catching both walleyes and muskies at this reservoir that spans the Ohio, Pennsylvania border. Anglers are jigging blade baits such as Vib-Es to entice the bite. Muskies are being reported as incidental catches by anglers fishing for walleyes. Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) Warmer weather has allowed anglers to target the crappie bite…

Walleye season over; trout season is set to begin – Northeast Report

Lehigh River (Carbon County) Nice catches of suckers and trout were reported around the East Penn Township boat launch. Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) Nice-size perch were reported being caught near the breast of the dam. Pickerel and a few bass also were reported caught elsewhere on the lake. Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) Good panfishing was reported near the Pine…

Ice is gone again, anglers pondering trout season – Northeast Region Report

Susquehanna River (Bradford County) — Nice walleye catches were reported on jigs and minnows in favorable conditions. Lehigh River (Carbon County) — Nice catches of trout were reported from Jim Thorpe down river to the East Penn boat launch. Anglers also were catching suckers around the same launch. Pohopoco, Mauch Chunk creeks (Carbon County) — Nice catches of trout were…

Paint Creek crappie, saugeye fishing highlights report – Northeast Ohio Report

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – Anglers have been catching both walleyes and muskies at this reservoir that spans the Ohio, Pennsylvania border. Anglers are jigging blade baits such as Vib-Es to entice the bite. Muskies are being reported as incidental catches by anglers fishing for walleyes. Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) – Patchy ice is covering much of Mosquito with…