South East

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 11th, 2013

Little Lehigh Creek (Lehigh County) — Anglers were releasing recently stocked trout through late September. Leaser Lake (Lehigh County) — Although water levels still weren’t back to normal by late September,  rainbow trout were stocked in recent weeks, with some anglers reporting catches on minnows and powerbait. Blue Marsh Lake, Lake Ontelaunee (Berks County)  — Nice-size crappies were reported on…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 27th, 2013

AEP ReCreation Land (Morgan and Noble counties) – Largemouth bass fishing should start picking up as temperatures begin to cool. Try using black plastic worms fished during the daytime or top-water buzzbaits fished during the night and early dusk time period. Bluegills and redear sunfish are popular at this area due to the better-than-average size fish that can be found…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 27th, 2013

Lake Minsi (Northampton County) — Bluegills were biting in recent weeks. Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Crappies, catfish and smallmouth bass were reported during the early morning and evening hours in recent weeks. Coatesville Reservoir (Chester County) — Bass up to 18-plus inches were hitting on large minnows and crawlers in recent weeks. Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Bass…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013

Lake Minsi (Northampton County) — Largemouth bass, including a 7-pounder taken on a small surface crankbait in the lily pads, were reported in recent weeks. Numbers of nice bluegills also were reported. Monacacy Creek (Northampton County) — Trout were hitting at the end of August, with one angler catching an 18-inch brookie on a mealworm. Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County)…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 30th, 2013

Burr Oak Lake (Athens and Morgan counties) –  Sunfish can generally be found this time of year in most places using nightcrawlers and wax worms fished under a bobber. In past years, good catches of largemouth bass have been reported by anglers fishing in the early morning hours near woody structure and also by the dam. Try using topwater lures…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2013

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — God bass fishing was reported on tubes and crankbaits and nice crappies were hitting minnows with the dam breast a good spot. Stilling Basin (Berks County) — The discharge was yielding rainbow trout, carp and catfish midmonth. Marsh Creek Lake (Chester County) — The deeper waters were yielding bass in recent weeks, with spinner…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013

Hanging Rock Ponds (Lawrence County) – Bluegill fishing is popular and fun this time of year. Fish can be caught using red worms and wax worms fished near underwater structure at an eight-foot depth. If you’re up for a little bit more of a challenge, anglers searching for largemouth bass can try shad-mimicking crankbaits, plastic worms, and buzzbaits fished in…

Southeastern New York Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013

Little Lehigh River (Lehigh County) — Red worms, butterworms and other live baits were taking trout in recent weeks. Jordan Creek (Lehigh County) — The water near Kern’s Dam was yielding catfish up to 12 inches. Bushkill Creek (Northampton County) — The lower reaches around Easton were yielding trout on small crawler pieces during the cooler weather of late July and…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013

Piedmont Lake (Belmont County) – Channel catfish anglers should try fishing nightcrawlers using tight-line techniques in the shallow coves of the lake. Channel catfish can usually be caught using nightcrawlers and chicken livers. Flathead catfish are also found in the lake; try using bluegills as bait and fishing the area close to the marina. Largemouth bass may still be caught…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — A good crappie bite was reported through mid-July, with some fish measuring 15 inches. The bite was on jigs and minnows off structure. Catfish were hitting, mostly on chicken liver, after sunset. Octararo Reservoir (Chester County) — A decent bass bite was reported through mid-July, with boaters having slightly more success than shore anglers….

Southeast Minnesota Fishing Report – August 1st, 2013

ALBERT LEA AREA Artificial baits are producing northern pike in the channel between Fountain Lake and Albert Lea Lake. Bass are hitting plastics in Edgewater Bay, while catfish and sunfish are hitting in less than six feet at Fountain. There’s some evening walleye activity with Rapalas near the channel bridge on Fountain as well. Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau      …

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013

Seneca Lake (Guernsey and Noble counties) – Trophy striped bass can be targeted using artificial lures trolled near the first small island outside of the no wake zone. Saugeyes can be caught by drift-fishing jigs tipped with a twister tail and a minnow, or try twister jigs tipped with a nightcrawler and fished with a slow retrieve along the bottom….

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 19th, 2013

Lake Nockamixon (Bucks County) — Walleyes up to 7 pounds were reported at the mouth of Tohickon Creek near the high bridge. Catfish were taking stinkbaits near Haycock Launch. West Branch Delaware River Balls Eddy and Shehawken Access Closure  — The Fish & Boat Commission’s Balls Eddy and Shehawken Access areas on the West Branch Delaware River were temporarily closed…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013

Jackson Lake (Jackson County) – Bluegills can be caught throughout the lake from early spring until fall.  Preferred baits are generally wax worms and nightcrawlers fished under a bobber. These fish are popular with both shore and boat anglers.  Bass can also be found, but may be harder to catch this time of year. Try early morning and late-night opportunities…

Southeast Pennsylvania Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013

Blue Marsh Lake (Berks County) — Bass were hitting soft plastics, and hybrid stripers over 15 pounds were reported on light tackle and alewives.  A few uskies were reported, caught on large plugs around downed trees. Delaware River — Catfish were reported on chicken livers, crawlers, shrimp and other baits by shore anglers. Schuylkill River — Stripers were still being…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013

Highlandtown Lake (Columbiana County) – Nestled in Columbiana County, this 182-acre lake is offering anglers a variety of options. Anglers fishing from shore are doing very well fishing for catfish and sunfish.  Worms and chicken livers fished on the bottom should continue to produce catfish for weeks to come. Sunfish are on beds in most reservoirs in northeast Ohio. A…