North East

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 27th, 2015

Harris Pond (Luzerne County) — Numbers of bluegills and a few yellow perch were reported on this 30-acre fishery through Feb. 11. Lake Jean (Luzerne County) — Chain pickerel and a few yellow perch were being iced through mid-February. Briar Creek Lake (Columbia County) — Crappies were reported in recent weeks, although sizes were more impressive than numbers. Long Pond…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – February 13th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are reporting up to a foot of ice in places on Mosquito, reports local angler Mike Mainhart. Through the ice, anglers are piling up crappies and bluegills, with the latter species making up the majority of the catch. Successful anglers are using straight minnows on a hook or jig and minnow combinations. Fishing pressure…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 13th, 2015

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Ice anglers were catching northern pike, chain pickerel, and perch through the end of January. Tobyhanna Lake (Monroe, Wayne counties) — Perch and bass were being iced through late January, but few big sizes were reported. Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Ice anglers were hammering the crappies and catching nice keeper bluegills through the end…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are reporting up to six inches of good ice on Mosquito, according to local angler Mike Mainhart. During times when ice becomes thin, anglers are drilling holes around the lake’s docks and catching yellow perch. Through the ice, anglers are piling up crappies and bluegills. Successful anglers are using straight minnows on a hook…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are reporting up to four inches of good ice on Mosquito, according to local angler Mike Mainhart. During times when ice becomes thin, anglers are drilling holes around the lake’s docks and catching yellow perch. Tuscarawas River (Tuscarawas, Coshocton counties) – When river conditions have been right over the past several weeks, anglers have…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 16th, 2015

Delaware River (Wayne County) — Ray’s Guide Service reported catching some walleyes and smallmouth bass on live bait, tubes, and twisters. Harvey’s Lake (Lackawanna County) — Anglers were catching trout trolling crankbaits on the open water through early January Susquehanna River (Wyoming, Luzerne counties) — Channel catfish were hitting live bait and crawlers dragged on the bottom through early January….

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Mosquito Lake (7,241 acres; Trumbull County) – Mosquito Creek Lake is situated within Mosquito Lake State Park in Trumbull County approximately 1 mile west of State Route 5 in Cortland. Walleye: Jigs and soft plastic paired with minnows fished from shore or blade baits vertically jigged have proved to be good this time of year. Crappie: small jigs with or…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 2nd, 2015

Pohopoco Creek (Carbon County)  — Nice catches of trout were reported on milder days through early December, although fishing pressure was light. Lehigh River  — The water from Lehighton downriver to Palmerton was yielding nice size trout and a few walleyes near Weissport in early December. Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Nice catches of bass were reported by boaters while…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 19th, 2014

Northeast Ohio Lakes – Despite cold temperatures, the bass fishing has been quietly going fairly strong.  Good catches of largemouth bass have been reported in many lakes including Mogadore, Wingfoot, Springfield, and several Portage Lakes reservoirs. Cold-water presentations such as jerkbaits, jigs, and Vib-Es have been key. Cuyahoga River (Cuyahoga, Geauga, Portage, and Summit counties) – Fishing for northern pike…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 19th, 2014

Harveys Creek (Luzerne County) — Anglers continued to target trout through the end of November, using light tackle in low, clear conditions. Trout were in the deep pools.  Peck’s Pond (Pike County) — Willie’s Bait & Tackle reported that numbers of chain pickerel were being released in early December, but sizes were running small. Lehigh River — Brown trout up…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

West Branch Reservoir (Portage County) – West Branch Reservoir’s muskie fishing has remained hot. Muskie are still be caught in decent numbers across the lake. To specifically target muskies, try trolling cranks, possibly downsizing to match young shad, and running the bait in the prop wash. Anglers are also catching fish casting large in-line spinners. Lake Erie Tributaries – The…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 5th, 2014

North Branch of Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Bass and walleyes were reported in recent weeks, with anglers around Ulster doing well on purple-color spinners and jigs. Artificials were out-producing live bait for some. Prompton State Park Reservoir (Wayne County) — Crappies and perch, including some jumbos, were reported on little twister grubs and waxworms or mealworms in 18…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

Mogadore Reservoir (1,104 acres; Portage County) – Boaters are allowed electric motors only. Crappie: The fall crappie bite has picked up at Mogadore Reservoir. Crappie jigs and tubes is all it is taking to put some slabs in the cooler. Fishing minnows on jigs or under a bobber is also very effective. Successful anglers are reporting most fish are being…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 21st, 2014

Duck Harbor Pond (Wayne County) — Nice catches of smallmouth bass were reported in early November, along with crappies and walleyes, on jigs or live bait. Long Pond, Upper Woods Pond (Wayne County) — Anglers were catching fall-stocked trout on pastebaits in recent weeks. Susquehanna River — Walleyes and smallmouth bass were hitting jigs tipped with minnows, leeches or soft…