South East

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 21st, 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) –…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

Tulpehocken Creek (Berks County) — Midges (cream, 18-28) and Blue-Winged Olives (20-24) were hatching through early November, when water levels had recovered. Trout anglers were nymphing with Pheasant Tails, San Juan Worms, and other basic patterns.  Struble Lake (Chester County) — Yellow perch and crappies were hitting through early November, with jigs and split-tail grubs or twister tails, or minnows…

Southeast MInnesota Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

FARIBAULT AREA Most lakes are covered with ice, but not enough to walk on and there is some snow on top of it. If the cold weather continues the ice fishing season could start within the next week to 10 days.   Nagel’s Live Bait (507) 334-8341 RED WING AREA Fishing pressure has been light on the Mississippi River with…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Tycoon Lake (183 acres; Gallia County) – Crappie: Try casting pearl, white or speckled 2-3 inch twister or grub tails tipped with a minnow in 4-8 feet of water. Fish near submerged brush piles, tree stumps, and old fence rows. Largemouth bass: Fishing success may pick up as bass actively search for food to prepare for winter. Try fishing crankbaits…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Ridley Creek (Delaware County) — Recently stocked trout were reported on small Caddisflies, Midges, Blue-Winged Olivers, Wooly Buggers and terrestrials in the catch-and-release, fly-fishing-only stretch. Marsh Creek (Chester County) — Bluegills and crappies were hitting on mealworms, wax worms and small jigs around shoreline structure in recent weeks. Bass were reported on spinners, crankbaits or plastic worms in black, purple,…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 24h, 2014

Scioto River (Scioto County) – Flathead catfish: Hot spots are generally the twin bridges and the mouth of the Scioto going into the Ohio River. Try fishing gizzard shad or live skipjack on the bottom. Hybrid striped bass: Target the lower Scioto River from the confluence of the Ohio River to Rushtown using 3-5 inch imitation soft bodied swimbaits and…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

Mill Creek (Lancaster County) — Rock bass were hitting on 3-inch Texas-rigged rubber worms in recent weeks. Blue Marsh Lake (Chester County) — Crappies and bluegills were biting waxworms, mealworms, and small minnows and jigs around structure in recent weeks. Reports were mixed on bass fishing, with jigs, spinners, and crankbaits in purple, black, pumpkinseed, or dark green productive for…

Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

FARIBAULT AREA Perch and walleyes continue to bite on Cannon Lake along the shorelines in 3 to 5 feet. Look to Cedar Lake for suspended crappies and sunfish in 20 to 30 feet. With no new ducks moving in, hunting has been slow. Nagel’s Live Bait (507) 334-8341 RED WING AREA Pitching jigs tipped with minnows or plastics along the…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 10h, 2014

Seneca Lake (3,584 acres; Guernsey and Noble counties) – Saugeye: As the water temperatures start to decrease, fishing will start to pick up. Try trolling shad-colored crankbaits or worm harnesses along the face of the dam, around the islands, and in Cadillac Bay. Largemouth bass: Try fishing buzzbaits and spinnerbaits, and the occasional white or smallmouth bass may be caught…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Burr Oak Lake (632 acres; Athens and Morgan counties) – Largemouth bass: If fishing during the day, try using plastic worms at the edge of weedlines. If fishing during the night, try using top-water baits in the lily pads, especially in the upper end around Dock 3. Channel catfish: Nighttime fishing is normally reliable at most major tributary sites within…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Lake Minsi (Northampton County) — Bluegills and other panfish were active in recent weeks. A good largemouth bass bite was reported, with rubber worms along lily pads taking nice fish. Pickerel were hitting the same baits, as well as live minnows. Leaser Lake (Lehigh County) — Panfish were hitting jigs and rubber grubs and small minnows in recent weeks Lehigh…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2014

Octararo Lake (Lancaster County) — Jim Neary’s Bait & Tackle reported Aug. 14 that the white perch bite was still “fantastic” on chunks of crawlers, two- or three-inch twister tails, and crappie-size crankbaits. Bass were hitting on crankbaits with a little color, Carolina-rigged lures off the Girl Scout Beach, and alewife- or pearl-color swimbaits fished through schools of gizzard shad….