North West

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – March 13th, 2015

Walnut Creek Marina (Erie County) — The few anglers ice fishing the marina were catching an occasional small, fresh steelhead on jigs tipped with minnows, waxworms or grubs through late February. Presque Isle Bay — Perch up to 14 inches and bluegills were reported but heavy winds midmonth blew some ice shanties across the bay. The waters straight out of…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

Indian Lake (Logan County) – Small jigs tipped with spikes is the hot ticket through the ice at Indian Lake right now, according to angler reports. Try Moundwood, Blackhawk, and Paradise Island areas for the best panfish bite. Crappies are abundant here and can be caught using jigs and spikes or jig and minnow combinations. Some anglers are catching yellow…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 27th, 2015

Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Misery Bay was hit or miss earlier this month, with numbers of shad reported, and the Stink Hole yielding some nice bluegills and decent yellow perch. The bay in front of Vista No. 1 and No. 2 was producing an occasional steelhead in addition to perch and bluegills. Chestnut Street also was yielding nice…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 13th, 2015

Indian Lake (Logan County) – Ice anglers have been congregating near North Fork and report catching a few saugeyes of decent size as well as crappies and bluegills. Orange and chartreuse seem  to be the popular patterns in a variety of baits. Ice is reportedly between six and eight inches thick. Some fishermen are focusing efforts on areas with lily…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – February 13th, 2015

Lake Pleasant, Eaton Reservoir (Erie County) — Trout and panfish were iced on 25-acre Lake Pleasant through late January. Eaton Reservoir was yielding northern pike as well as panfish, with minnows, grubs, maggots, and waxworms productive. Lake Justus (Venango County) — Bluegills and trout were reported around the lake’s two boat launches in recent weeks. Kahle Lake (Venango County) —…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 30th, 2015

Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Ice anglers were on Misery Bay, Horseshoe Pond and the Stink Hole in mid-January. Numbers of crappies up to 13 inches and a 4-plus pound bass were reported from Misery Bay. The Stink Hole was yielding nice perch and other panfish. Lake Erie steelhead tributaries — Ice had the streams locked up in mid-January,…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

Indian Lake (Logan County) – Anglers are reporting catching bluegills, crappies, and even a few saugeyes through the ice. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations or just straight maggots on a hook and ice bobber combo. Maumee River (Wood County) – Anglers are catching walleyes in the deeper pools of the river. The best baits seem to be…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 2nd, 2015

Lake Erie tributaries — The “Mile” streams on the east side contained steelhead through mid-December although angler pressure was low. As conditions allowed, shore anglers were catching steelhead at the mouth of Trout and Godfrey runs and Walnut Creek. Anglers are reminded to stay 50 yards from the mouths of Trout and Godfrey runs (nursery waters) between the hours of…

Northwest Pennsylvania Fish Report – December 19th, 2014

Lake Erie — Creeks were muddy Dec. 6, but were coming down. Steelhead fishing turned slow after Thanksgiving, with creeks freezing and water turning very cold. Then milder temperatures turned streams high and muddy. The lakeshore was productive as conditions allowed. On the whole, more brown trout were hitting than steelhead this year, and many 10-plus pounders were reported, according…