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Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – When the weather has cooperated, anglers are catching a few saugeyes and crappies below the spillway at Dillon, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Focus your efforts on the spillway when it is running clear. Crappies should bite well on jig and minnow combinations or jigging Rapalas. Bob’s Outdoor Supply, (740) 349-0992 Piedmont Lake (Belmont…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015

Kaercher Creek Lake, Scott’s Run Lake (Berks, Lancaster counties) — Trout were reported on small jigs and minnows, crawlers, or waxworms. Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County) — Numbers of bass were iced on large minnows through early to mid-February. Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — The upper coves were yielding large crappies and the occasional hybrid striped bass. Middle Creek Lake…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – February 13th, 2015

Ontelaunee Reservoir (Berks County) — Ice-angling reports were mixed, with some fishermen catching nice numbers of crappies and bluegills. Kaercher Creek Dam (Berks County) — Bass and bluegills were iced through late January. Coatesville Reservoir (Chester County) — Ice anglers were catching panfish on small fathead minnows fished off the bottom on tip-ups about 100 yards from the center of…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Anglers fishing below the spillway on this popular Muskingum County lake have been catching crappies and a few saugeyes. The ‘eyes have been running in the small 11- to 13-inch range, however. The crappie bite has been better, though. Try waxworms fished on a jig, or minnow and jig combinations.  Seneca Lake (Noble and Guernsey…

Northeast Pennsylvania Fish Report – January 30th, 2015

Lackawanna Lake (Lackawanna County) — Ice anglers reported limits of bluegills and crappies on small jigs and waxworms on this state park impoundment Jan. 18. Merli-Sarnoski Lake (Lackawanna County) — Trout were reported in this state park impoundment through mid-January.  Prompton Dam (Wayne County) — Perch and brown bullheads were being caught through the ice in mid-January.  Lake Wallenpaupack (Wayne,…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Minsi Lake (Northampton County) — Nice numbers of perch, 9 to 11 inches, were hitting jigs and waxworms through the ice through mid-January.  Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County) — Largemouth bass, crappies, and pike were being iced on minnows and waxworms and jigs in the Peter’s Creek arm in mid-January.  Kaercher Creek Lake, Scott’s Run Lake, Antietam Lake (Berks County) —…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Dillon rarely gets ice fished because of fluctuating water levels. Open water anglers, however, have been catching bluegills and crappies here. Target areas with structure. Anglers fishing the spillway area have been catching a few saugeyes. Seneca Lake (Noble and Guernsey counties) – Anglers fishing the spillway of this lake recently have been catching a…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 16th, 2015

Susquehanna River (Wyoming County) — Walleyes and smallmouth bass were reported near White’s Ferry Fish & Boat Commission access area during milder days in late December. Jigs and crawlers fished slowly were productive. Delaware River (Bucks County) — Walleyes were reported in mid- to late December around Lambertville, with bucktails, spoons and minnows productive.  Lake Galena (Bucks County) — Crappies…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Burr Oak Lake (632 acres; Athens and Morgan counties) – Crappie: Try fishing over structure locations using minnows or twisters tipped with a minnow with very light tackle. Fishing the shoreline, where fallen trees have been secured, should produce results. Largemouth bass: Try throwing jig-n-pig combos, spinnerbaits, or crankbaits. Fish management staff has regularly placed structure throughout the lake; contact…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – January 2nd, 2015

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — Conditions Dec. 15 were nearly ideal, and anglers were advised to fish small Pheasant Tails, midges, and other standard patterns. Hatches included blue-winged olives (20-24) and midges (18-28). Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Crappies and bass were hitting jigs in recent weeks. Hay Creek, Scott’s Run Lake (Berks County) — Brown trout were hitting…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 19th, 2014

Wolf Run Lake (Noble County) – The crappie bite should be starting to pick up at this 220-acre lake near Caldwell. Try small spinners in six to eight feet of waer around submerged structure.  Structure location is marked with orange paint along the shore. Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) – Fish for crappie around submerged brush piles and structure using…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 19th, 2014

Struble Lake (Chester County) — Crappies and yellow perch were reported on minnows and jigs or minnows and twister tails through early December. Delaware, Schuylkill rivers (Philadelphia, Montgomery counties) — Shore anglers were catching channel catfish on shrimp or chicken livers through early December.  Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — Water was a little high and stained Dec. 4, and was…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

Dow Lake (171 acres; Athens County) – Largemouth bass: Cooler temperatures cause fish to actively search for food. Try fishing around structure such as weed beds and fallen trees in two-to-eight feet of water using spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Boat access is available from County Road 20 (Stroud’s Run Road). Seneca Lake (3,584 acres; Guernsey and Noble counties) – Crappie: Cooler…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – December 5th, 2014

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — Small cream midges (18-28) and Blue-Winged Olives (20-24) were producing trout in fairly normal conditions Nov. 15. Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Striped bass and black bass fishing were reported in recent weeks. Pennypack Creek, Wissahickon Creek (Philadelphia County) — Fall-stocked trout continued to bite through early November. Tuscarora Lake (Schuylkill County) — Fall-stocked…