South East

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 31st, 2014

Lake Snowden (141 acres; Athens County) – Largemouth bass: These popular sport fish are going to be moving deeper this time of year to take advantage of the cooler water, but will come into the shallows between dusk and dawn to feed. Try using plastic worms and crankbaits and target the numerous structure piles placed in the lake with the…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 31st, 2014

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Catfish and crappies were hitting through mid-July. Bass action was spotty, depending on conditions. Octararo Reservoir (Chester County) — As of July 18, Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle reported a better-than-average bass bite on wacky-rigged plastic worms around blowdowns. White perch fishing was fantastic on a variety of baits from crawlers to minnows to…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 18th, 2014

Hocking River (Athens and Hocking counties) – Smallmouth bass: Try the area of the river from Enterprise to Nelsonville, or at White’s Mill in Athens. The best smallmouth fishing tends to be in the pools and near submerged cover, rocks, or root systems. Successful baits include minnows, Rooster tails, soft craws, and twisters. Any of these can be effective when…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 4th, 2014

Lake Alma (60 acres; Vinton County) – Bluegill: Try using live bait, including waxworms and nightcrawlers. Panfish are popular with anglers throughout the summer. Largemouth bass: Try using artificial baits, including jigs with twister tails, and rattletraps. Try fishing the back side of the lake and under the bridge. Electric motors only. Monroe Lake (39 acres; Monroe County) – Bluegill:…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014

AEP ReCreation Lands (Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties) – Bluegill: are found in nearly every impoundment at the ReCreation Lands. Targeting them with live bait is a great choice; try small red worms, waxworms, or crickets fished under a small bobber. If you prefer artificial baits, a small jig or fly under a float works well, just make sure your…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014

Octararo Lake (Chester County) — White perch and crappies were hitting on jigs and fathead minnows, twister tails, and small crankbaits through early June. Delaware River (Chester County) — Channel catfish up to 30-plus inches were hitting chicken livers in recent weeks. Chambers Lake (Chester County) — Nice-size perch, crappies, and sunfish were reported on this Panfish Enhancement Program lake,…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 6th, 2014

Lake Vesuvius (143 acres; Lawrence County) – Bluegill: can generally be caught from the boardwalk by fishing with worms under a bobber. There are six newly refreshed attractor locations, with three of them directly along the boardwalk that will concentrate bluegills for shoreline anglers. Rainbow trout: were stocked earlier this spring in the lake and are a favorite among anglers….

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 6th, 2014

Little Lehigh Creek (Lehigh County) — Sulphurs were hatching in mid-May. Caddis pupae and Crane flies were productive. Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) — A few nice walleyes were reported, including a 27-incher on a Thunderstick. The crappie bite was good around Haycock Bridge as conditions allowed. Lake Ontelaunee/Peter’s Creek (Berks County) — Nice-size crappies and yellow perch were reported at…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 23rd, 2014

Lake Logan (333 acres; Hocking County) – Saugeye: can be caught on bottom bouncing jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or minnows fished in six to 10 feet of water. Also try trolling crankbaits in the same depth. Crappie: Start looking for white crappies to move into shallower water around shoreline structure to spawn. Focus your effort around wood structure. Try using…