North East

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 11th, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Striped bass were reported in recent weeks, with shiners in 30 to 40 feet of water productive. Smallmouth bass also were reported in the deeper water.   North Branch of the Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Catfish were hitting in recent weeks for anglers targeting riffles Categories: North East

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 28th, 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…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – August 28th, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — The warm weather of recent weeks had fish going deeper although lake levels have dropped, making early morning and late-afternoon and evening angling the most productive. Crappies were hitting small jigs. Prompton Dam, White Oak Pond (Wayne County) — Smallmouth and largemouth bass were biting bigger jigs and crankbaits, while crappies were active on smaller…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 14th, 2015

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – The summer heat has pushed the walleye bite back till after sundown. Walleyes are moving up the offshore structure as the sun sets, feeding aggressively on jigs tipped with nightcrawlers and minnows. Look for points, drop-offs, and shallow flats adjacent to deep water. Catfish have been biting well on a variety of natural baits off these same areas throughout the…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – August 14th, 2015

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Bass were active through the end of July, although many were small on this Big Bass Program water. Crappies were hitting on jigs tipped with live minnows at Boat Launch A, which also was yielding chain pickerel although many were sub-legal. A nice bluegill bite was reported, and perch were active near Boat Launch…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 31st, 2015

Clendening Lake (Harrison County) – Channel catfish have been biting on chicken livers. Shoreline anglers have been doing well fishing for them using slip-sinker rigs around riprap, wood, and weed edges. For larger flathead catfish, try large shad or other baitfish fished around wood cover. Excellent numbers of largemouth bass are also available at Clendening. Target them with Texas-rigged soft plastics around wood, deep weedlines, and thick…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – July 31st, 2015

‚ÄčNorth Branch Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Despite high, muddy water of early to mid-July, bass were active, and hitting on bright-colored crankbaits.    Griffin Pond (Lackawanna County) — Bluegills, bass, chain pickerel, and rock bass were reported, along with crappies biting pinheads or small jigs under bobbers. Upper Woods Pond (Wayne County) — A late afternoon bite on largemouth and smallmouth…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 17th, 2015

Clendening Lake (1,702 acres; Harrison County) – Boats with motors of 10 horsepower or less are permitted on the lake. Largemouth bass have been active and anglers are doing well on buzzbaits and spinnerbaits. Try working around weedbeds and fallen trees. When the bite slows, try finessing soft plastics. White bass have been actively schooling and can be found by looking for surface activity or circling gulls….

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – July 17th, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Weather fronts, including gusting winds, made for tough fishing through early July. Water tended to be clear, and temperatures fell from 76 and 77 degrees to 70 and 71 degrees by July 1. Such conditions made anglers have to work for their catches.  Ray’s Guide Service reports that smallmouth and largemouth bass and chain pickerel…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 3rd, 2015

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 Pennsylvania Fish Report – July 3rd, 2015

Susquehanna River (Wyoming County) — Despite high flow, bass anglers reported nice catches on the opening day of bass season.   Lake Winola (Wyoming County) — Nice catches of smallmouth bass and trout were reported, with anglers reporting the best bites in the early morning and evening hours.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Ray Cichocki of Ray’s Guide Service reported…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 19th, 2015

Berlin Lake (3,321 acres; Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties) – Berlin Lake lies in the northeastern part of Ohio at the junction of Stark, Portage, and Mahoning counties. The lake is located on, and is accessible from, U. S. Route 224 and State Routes 14 and 225. There are no horsepower restrictions for boats at Berlin Lake during the day,…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – June 19th, 2015

Lehigh River — As of June 3, nice-size rainbow and brown trout up to 20 inches were reported near Bowmans­town, where water had been recently stocked by a local sportsmen’s club. The slower moving pools of the river were yielding catfish and eels during the evening hours. Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Boat and shore anglers were catching crappies,…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 5th, 2015

Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – The white bass bite is firing up.  Anglers are catching exceptional quality fish around the dam. Live gizzard shad have been a hot bait, while crankbaits are also delivering consistent action. Crappies continue to be taken on minnows and jigs near shore, and waxworms under a bobber are producing sunfish. The bass bite has picked…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

 Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers trolling deep water during daylight hours are catching walleyes at this large Trumbull County lake, according to local angler reports. Soon, anglers drifting nightcrawlers should be able to hook some walleyes. The popular bait continues to be Flicker Shad in purple patterns. Niles Gander Mountain, 330-544-5800 Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – Anglers are catching…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – May 22nd, 2015

Lake Carey (Wyoming County) — Boaters were catching crappies through early May. Ford’s Lake (Lackawanna County) — Crappies were reported through early May. West Branch Delaware River, Delaware River (Wayne County) — Brown and rainbow trout were reported on spinners, live bait and flies.  Shad anglers were doing well on shad darts, with fish up to Narrowsburg by early May….

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 8th, 2015

 Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are still catching walleyes on this Trumbull County lake using a variety of methods and offerings. Walleyes are ranging from 18 to 25 inches. They are being caught by trolling deep water with Berkley Flicker Shads, according to angler reports. Walleyes are also being caught by fishermen jigging blade baits such as Vib-E’s along…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – May 8th, 2015

Mauch Chunk, Pohopoco creeks, Lehigh Canal (Carbon County) — Limits of trout were reported on minnows, salmon eggs, crawlers, and meal worms on opening day. Buckwa and Aquashicola creeks were less productive, according to some anglers.  Princess Run (Monroe County) — Nice catches of trout were reported on meal worms, crawlers, minnows and salmon eggs on opening day. Lehigh River…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – April 24th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are catching walleyes this spring on this large Trumbull County lake, according to Vienna-area angler Mike Mainhart. A few walleyes have topped 16 inches and are being caught on soft plastics in orange. A few crappies are also being caught on Gulp minnows in chartreuse patterns.  Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – Anglers are catching…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – April 24th, 2015

Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — As of April 11, conditions created an “in-between’’ time for anglers, who found a little remaining ice and too little open water to boat. Ray’s Guide Service reported a few crappies and bluegills were caught. White Oak, Duck Harbor ponds (Wayne County) — Bluegills, crappies, perch and bass were reported in early April. Duck Harbor’s…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – April 10th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Some anglers are still venturing out onto the ice at this northeast Ohio lake, but conditions are rapidly deteriorating. The safest bet is to fish below the spillway, where anglers are fishing for walleyes in good numbers, according to Vienna-area angler Mike Mainhart.  Atwood Lake (Tuscarawas, Carroll counties) – About the only fishing going on…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – April 10th, 2015

Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported crappies and big numbers of nice bluegills were hitting in 18 to 20 feet of water through last ice as of March 28. Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Big bluegills and smaller-size crappies and perch were biting on tiny chartreuse jigs tipped with waxworms in recent weeks, especially around sunset. Numbers…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – March 27th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Some anglers are still venturing out onto the ice at this northeast Ohio lake, but conditions are rapidly deteriorating. The safest bet is to fish below the spillway, where anglers are fishing for walleyes in good numbers, according to Vienna-area angler Mike Mainhart.  Atwood Lake (Tuscarawas, Carroll counties) – About the only fishing going on…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 27th, 2015

Briar Creek Lake (Columbia County)  — Some nice crappies were reported, but the bite was slow. Lake Jean (Luzerne County) — Nice perch were reported, along with largemouth bass for anglers fishing large shiners.  Shohola Lake (Pike County) — Ice fishing continued through mid-March, with nice catches of bass and panfish.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Bass, pickerel, bluegills, and…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – March 13th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are reporting up to a foot of ice in places on Mosquito. Most fishermen are concentrating their efforts north of the causeway and at the cemetery. Anglers are searching for walleyes, but catching mostly crappies, bluegills, and yellow perch, according to reports. Jig and minnow combinations or jig and waxworms seem to be working…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 13th, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — As of Feb. 25, ice anglers were catching numbers of bluegills and nice perch, as well as chain pickerel on jigs and tip-ups. Smallmouth bass also were hitting. Harris Pond (Luzerne County) — Nice-size bluegills were reported through the ice on mealworms fished in deep water. Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Nice catches of…