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Northeast MInnesota Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

DULUTH AREA Some people starting walking on the small lakes with 3 to 4 inches of ice reported. The big lakes still had some open water early this week, but the forecast looks favorable for improving ice conditions. The second weekend of deer hunting produced a fair number of deer (not as many as opening weekend), including a handful of…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Berlin Lake (3,321 acres; Stark, Mahoning, and Portage counties) – Walleye, crappie and white bass: Vib-E’s and jig-and-minnow combos are producing mixed bags of fish. Walleyes average 27.5 inches, crappie average 14 inches, and white bass average 16 inches. Black bass: crankbaits, jigs, and topwater baits.  Highlandtown Lake (187 acres; Columbiana County) – Largemouth bass: focus target areas close to…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – November 7th, 2014

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Boaters were reporting nice numbers of bass through Oct. 22, although some were sub-legal in size. Nice panfish catches were reported by shore anglers and those fishing the boat launch pier. Pickerel also were reported.  Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — A few boaters were catching bass in recent weeks, and striped bass were hitting…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

Leesville Lake (1,011 acres; Carroll County) – Boats are allowed with a maximum of 10 horsepower. Muskellunge: Muskies are being caught nearshore in 1-5 feet of water in the evening or early morning. Concentrate off the ends of main lake points instead of in coves. Fish that are in shallows are vulnerable to casting presentations. Try covering water with medium-sized…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – October 24th, 2014

Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting tubes, crankbaits, and dropshot rigs in early October. Channel catfish also were hitting, along with largemouth bass, chain pickerel, panfish. Susquehanna River (Luzerne County) — Nice catches of bass were reported in low water in early October.  North Branch Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — As of Oct. 8, bass catches…

Northeast Minnesota Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

DULUTH AREA Grouse hunting has been good with most hunters finding nice pockets of birds and plenty of young birds in the mix just north of the Duluth area. Walleyes are hitting chubs in 15 feet during the day and 6 feet in the evenings at Island Lake. On Boulder Lake, chubs also are turning walleyes in 10 feet. Look…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

Northeast Ohio Reservoirs – Largemouth bass: are biting well across the region, if your timing is right. Target areas with visible baitfish activity, looking for actively feeding bass. Experiment with aggressive reaction baits like crankbaits and rattle baits, or slower presentations like unweighted finesse worms or topwater baits, to determine the mood of the fish. When the action slows, target…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – October 10th, 2014

Duck Harbor (Wayne County) — Walleyes were biting at night in recent weeks.  North Branch of the Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Nice numbers of quality bass were reported in recent weeks, with topwater lures and crankbaits the tickets.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting live bait and tubes in recent weeks. Cooler water also spurred…

Northeast Ohio Fish Report – September 25th, 20142

Pymatuning Lake (16,349 acres; Ashtabula County) – Pymatuning Lake is located in southeastern Ashtabula County and is approximately one mile east of Andover, Ohio, and one mile north of Jamestown, Pa. State Route 85 (Ohio) bisects Pymatuning Lake’s northern and southern sections and becomes State Route 285 at the Pennsylvania border (which is approximately one mile east of Pymatuning Lake…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 25th, 2014

North Branch, Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — A good smallmouth bass bite was reported despite low flows earlier this month, with some anglers doing well targeting gravel-bottom areas with minnows or minnow-pattern lures.   Maple Lake, Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — A good largemouth bass bite was reported on redworms, minnows, and artificials in recent weeks. Susquehanna River (Luzerne, Columbia counties) — The Nesbitt Park and Breslau pools were productive…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Portage Lakes (1,190 acres; Summit County) – All lakes in this system have a 400-horsepower limit. All areas are “no wake” except for portions of Turkeyfoot Lake and East Reservoir. Largemouth bass: Anglers are finding fish offshore. They are catching some nice sizes in the 3- to 4- pound range in deep water while using crankbaits. Highlandtown Lake (187 acres;…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – September 12th, 2014

Promised Land Lake (Pike County) — Small minnows and jigs and plastic  grubs were taking panfish in recent weeks. Lake Wallenpaupack (Pike County) — Smallmouth bass up to 6 pounds were hitting through the end of August. Crawler harnesses and jigs were taking walleyes. Perch were biting meal worms off the bottom, and chain pickerel and northern pike were taking…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – August 29th, 2014

Mauch Chunk Lake (Carbon County) — Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, perch and crappies were reported. Beltzville Lake (Carbon County) — Some walleyes were reported on crawler and minnow harnesses in recent weeks. Delaware River — Smallmouth bass up to 19 inches were reported. North Branch of Susquehanna River (Bradford, Sullivan counties) — Nice-size smallmouth bass were reported, with jigs topped…