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Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013

Wills Creek Lake (Muskingum and Coshocton counties) Anglers fishing below the spillway here are catching some saugeyes, some up to 20 inches, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. This 900-acre lake near Maysville will give up crappies, bluegills and saugeyes early in the spring. When the weather warms, try for them with jigs and wax worms or simply wax…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 15th, 2013

Anglers are advised that the commission’s new Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day is slated for select fisheries such as Scott’s Run and Antietam lakes on March 23. For details, visit www.fishandboat.com Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) Water was a normal level and clearing and about 37 degrees in late February. Midges (18-22) were hatching. Double-rig nymphs were the best bet. Woolly…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – March 1st, 2013

Hocking River (Athens County) Anglers with cabin fever desiring to wet a line might try the Hocking River, according to reports. Anglers have reported catching smallmouth bass. Try the Athens area of the river for the best prospects. Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427. Wills Creek Lake (Muskingum and Coshocton counties) Anglers fishing below the spillway here are catching some…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – March 1st, 2013

Lake Luxembourg (Bucks County) Crappies were hitting through the ice through mid-February. Struble Lake (Bucks County) Ice anglers reported a generally slow bite in mid-February. French, Pickering, East Brandywine, West Valley creeks (Bucks County) Water was cold but in good condition in mid-February as the Fish & Boat Commission prepared to stock the special regulations areas in preparation for the March…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013

Hocking River (Athens County) Anglers with cabin fever desiring to wet a line might try the Hocking River, according to reports. Anglers have reported catching smallmouth bass. Try the Athens area of the river for the best prospects. Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427. Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) Anglers have been hitting open water on Salt Fork, but the…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013

Saucon, Monocacy, Bushkill creeks (Northampton County) A spate of mild weather in late January brought anglers to these trout streams. Spin fishermen were releasing fish on minnows and bread, and fly anglers were doing well on woolly buggers and small nymphs. The slower pools were producing the best yields. Lehigh River   Smallmouth bass were hitting from shore around Bethlehem…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 31st, 2013

Lake Logan (Hocking County) It’s a mixed bag at Logan with anglers pulling in a few saugeyes, crappies, and even catfish. Numbers have been inconsistent at best. A few lucky anglers are vertical jigging around areas of cover with shiners and minnows to produce a bite. Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427 Belmont Lake (Belmont County) District 4 Division of…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 31st, 2013

Hay Creek (Berks County) The Birdsboro stretch was yielding trout to fly-anglers in mid-January. Tulpehocken Creek (Lebanon, Berks counties) This waterway was yielding nice catches of trout in recent weeks. Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County) Good crappie fishing was reported along Route 73. Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) Nice-size crappies were reported in mid-January. Chambers Lake (Chester County) Boaters are reminded…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 13th, 2013

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) Dillon rarely gets good ice because of fluctuating water levels. Open-water anglers, however, have been catching bluegills and crappies here. Target areas with structure, recommends Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Anglers fishing the spillway area have been catching a few saugeyes. “They’ve been getting a few, but nothing to brag about,” Mathie says. Bob’s Outdoor Supply,…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 18th, 2013

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) Water was still a little muddy Jan. 6. Streamers and dark nymphs were working. Not many midges were visible, but fish were eating midge patterns. Besides small midges, Pheasant Tails and San Juan W))orms were effective. TCO Fly Shop recommended Griffith Gnat (18-22), Prince Nymph (16-18), Copper John (18), and San Juan Worm (14). Lake Nockamixon…

Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – January 11th, 2013

ALBERT LEA AREA Sunfish are hitting waxworms and crappies are hitting minnows in shallow water on Fountain Lake. Minnows are producing walleyes during the evening hours in the channel between Fountain and Albert Lea Lake. Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 345-8414 FARIBAULT AREA Fox Lake has started producing good numbers of walleyes during low-light periods in eight to…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) Anglers have been catching saugeyes on blade baits below the dam. Fish have been averaging about 13 inches with some up to 18. Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992 Lake Logan (Hocking County) Anglers are fishing below the spillway and also the beach for saugeyes with limited success. Jig and minnow combinations is the reported bait of choice….

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 21st, 2012

Clendening Lake (Harrison County) Just like it does at this time every year during drawdown, saugeye fishing pressure is picking up on the bridges of this 1,800-acre Harrison County lake. Fish are being caught here and there, better on some days than others, by anglers jigging blade baits, particularly Vib-Es in any pattern. Pitstop/Star Fire Express, 740-633-3170 Dillon Lake (Muskingum…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 21st, 2012

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) Water was a little low Dec. 8 and trout were rising to midges. Nymphs and streamers also were effective. Lake Nockamixon (Berks County)  Bass and crappies were hitting and anglers were starting to pick up walleyes, Dec. 9. Delaware River Decent fishing was reported as of Dec. 9, with anglers targeting walleyes, smallmouth bass, channel cats,…