South East

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Bushkill Creek (Northampton County) A 6-pound, 2-ounce rainbow trout was reported in recent weeks. Lake Minsi (Northampton County) Weeds and grass have made fishing a challenge in recent weeks. Lake Nockamixon (Berks County) Nice-size catfish were reported in recent weeks. Blue Marsh Lake (Chester County) Smallmouth bass were hitting on tubes fished over structure, and crappies were reported on minnows…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Wills Creek Reservoir (Coshocton County) Bluegills can usually be reeled in using worms fished below bobbers throughout the shoreline of this 421-acre lake. Channel catfish can also be caught in the spillway area below the dam or near the fishing pier using cut baits, chicken livers, or nightcrawlers fished tight-line. Saugeye fishing has slowed but some fish can still be…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle reported a below-average bass bite in early August. The best catches were coming in deep water on jig-and-pigs fished off wood, or on swim baits before 6 a.m. An average-to-good white perch bite was reported. Anglers who located schools under gizzard shad on their depth finders were hammering numbers on jigging…

Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

RED WING AREA The deep current areas on the Mississippi River are kicking out flathead and channel catfish. The wing dams on the river are giving up bluegills and walleye action has been limited to a few fish being taken with crankbaits over 18 to 20 feet in the Rush River and Maiden Rock areas of Lake Pepin. Four Seasons…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Lake Hope (Vinton County) Late evening and early morning hours can provide some great fishing opportunities for those looking to beat the heat. Largemouth bass can be caught along the shoreline using a variety of artificial top-water lures; try black plastic worms, motor oil-colored tubes, or pearl to white crankbaits. Bluegills and crappies can be reeled in using minnows or…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) Crappies, including many 12 to 14 inches, were hitting on live minnows around downed trees and other structure. There’s a 9-inch minimum on this Panfish Enhancement Program fishery. Largemouth and smallmouth bass were reported on diving plugs in deeper water near the dam breast area. Catfish were biting chicken livers. The same anglers were also…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Lake Alma (Vinton County) Good catches of bluegills can be reeled in using live bait, including wax worms and nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass can be caught using artificial baits, including jigs with Twister Tails and Rat-L-Traps. Try fishing the back side of this 74-acre lake and under the bridge. Electric motors only. Hocking River (Hocking and Athens counties) Smallmouth bass fishing…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Delaware River (Northampton County) Smallmouth bass fishing was productive in back eddies and current breaks along shorelines by June 20, with crankbaits and soft plastic crawlers rigged wacky-style effective. Lehigh River (Northampton County) Productive angling for largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies and bluegills was reported by June 20, with crawlers—live or artificial—the ticket.  Fish were active along the shoreline in…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Muskingum River (Washington County) Try casting into the tailwater areas for “gill” catches that average seven inches, with anglers usually reporting good numbers caught in the Marietta pool. Try using redworms and wax worms fished under a bobber for best results. For saugers, try fishing in the early morning and at sunset using jigs tipped with minnows, and jigs with…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

AEP ReCREATION LANDS (Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties) Bluegills are found in nearly every impoundment at the ReCreation lands. This time of year, they should be on or guarding their beds, and the clear water in most of the lakes will make locating the bedding bluegills easier. Look in shallow water for circular depressions – in sandy/gravelly areas, sunfish spawn…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Hokendauqua Creek (Northampton County) Trout-fishing was productive in recent weeks. Lake Minsi (Northampton County) Bass and big bluegills were reported in recent weeks. Crappies were hitting in the shallows, along with pickerel, both on shiners. Lehigh River Trout and bass were biting in recent weeks. Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) Mike Freitas, of Allentown, caught two rainbow trout, 21 inches…

Despite steady wind and rain, walleyes remain cooperative – Southeast Report

FARIBAULT AREA Work the shorelines of lakes Mazaska, Cedar, and Shields for sunfish. Leeches are producing some walleyes on the 10-foot weedlines of Shields or in 10 to 15 feet at Fox Lake. Crappie and bass action is slow, but northern pike are hitting on the weedlines of Cedar and Shields. Nagel’s Live Bait (507) 334-8341 Categories: MInnesota Fishing Reports,…