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Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

Lake LeComte, Fostoria Reservoir #5 (137 acres; Hancock County) -Saugeye: should be feeding heavily now that the water temperatures have dropped. Try drifting or trolling the shoreline at night with crankbaits or worm harnesses. Boats are allowed on the reservoir, with a 9.9- horsepower motor restriction. Pleasant Hill Reservoir (781 acres; Richland-Ashland county line) -Good numbers of crappie from  nine…

Northwest Minnesota Fishing Reports – November 14th, 2014

ALEXANDRIA AREA The local deer harvest seemed down from opening weekend compared to last year. Muskie anglers continue to float big sucker minnows on Lake Miltona and Lobster Lake with some success, although 6 inches of snow has made it difficult to get on most lakes. Duck numbers have improved with more northern birds moving through. Christopherson’s Bait and Tackle…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Lake LeComte, Fostoria Reservoir #5 (137 acres; Hancock County) -Saugeye: As the water temperatures begin to drop, these fish should start to feed more heavily. Try drifting or trolling the shoreline at night with crankbaits or worm harnesses. Boats are allowed on the reservoir, with a 9.9-horsepower motor restriction.  Findlay Reservoir #2 (645 acres; Hancock County) – Findlay Reservoir #2…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

Pleasant Hill Reservoir (781 acres; Richland-Ashland County line) – Good numbers of crappies from 9-10 inches can be found. Try fishing with minnows under a slip bobber in 8-12 feet of water near submerged trees. The lake also has excellent populations of largemouth bass, saugeye, and yellow perch. For saugeye, trolling a jointed 21⁄2-inch, 1⁄4-ounce lure about 10-15 feet deep…

Northwest Minnesota Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

ALEXANDRIA AREA Walleyes are hitting minnows on Lake Miltona and Lake Ida in 50 to 60 feet of water during the day or in the evenings in 18 to 20 feet.  Walleyes also can be had on Chippewa Lake, Lake Darling, Lake Geneva, and Lake Le Homme Dieu during the evenings in 10 to 15 feet. Bass continue to hit…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

Lake McKarns (70 acres; Williams County) – Largemouth bass: activity is beginning to pick up. Try fishing along the edges, particularly in the southwest area of the lake. Anglers should try using topwater lures fished along the structure edges. The lake features a boat ramp and boats are limited to 10-horsepower engines.  Lake LeComte, Fostoria Reservoir #5 (137 acres; Hancock…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

Sandusky Bay (Erie County) – Channel catfish: Some very large catfish have been taken in Sandusky Bay. Try using shrimp or worms fished on the bottom. Night fishing has been more productive than day fishing. Willow Point, Bay Bridge Access, and Bay View Fishing Access are all good places try for catfish.  Nettle Lake (115 acres; Williams County) – Largemouth…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Clear Fork Reservoir (971 acres; Richland and Morrow counties) – Clear Fork is one of the eight lakes stocked with muskellunge in Ohio. However, the reservoir has good populations of largemouth bass and bluegill as well. Bluegill: fishing should be excellent this time of year with fish ranging from five to seven inches, with an occasional nine-inch fish being taken….