South West

Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – November 9th, 2012

FAIRMONT AREA Deer hunting reports have been good, although the number of antlerless deer shot was down. There were quite a few small- to medium-sized bucks taken and hunters have seen good numbers of deer throughout the area. Crappies and perch continue to be taken on minnows at Budd Lake and Lake Sissiton in eight to 10 feet. Anglers fishing…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 26th, 2012

Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties) Smallmouth bass fishing can be excellent as the water cools and river conditions remain clear and stable. Look for areas with water deeper than 4 feet around bridge pilings, submerged logs and undercut banks. Try drifting a live nightcrawler or minnow fished under a bobber. Plastic crayfish or crankbaits in crawdad patterns…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 26th, 2012

Keystone Lake (Armstrong County) Despite low water in early October, boaters could still launch, although boat traffic was low. Numbers of small muskies and some nice bass were reported, along with a few crappies and bluegills.  Allegheny River Some nice smallmouth bass up to 18 inches were reported. Walleyes were running small. Flathead and channel catfish also were released in…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012

Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties) Smallmouth bass fishing can be excellent as the water cools and river conditions remain clear and stable. Look for areas with water deeper than 4 feet around bridge pilings, submerged logs and undercut banks. Try drifting a live nightcrawler or minnow fished under a bobber. Plastic crayfish or crankbaits in crawdad patterns…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) Bass action improved at the end of September with buzzbaits, tubes and live baits all working. Lock and Dam No. 3 was yielding both channel and flathead catfish in recent weeks, as boating activity eases up. Monongahela River (Allegheny County) Smallmouth bass were hitting below the dams, with soft plastics, crankbaits and shiners productive, White bass…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Caesar Creek (Clinton, Greene, and Warren counties) Anglers casting in-line spinners and crankbaits are catching muskellunge. Muskies are also being taken in the smaller creeks leading into the lake. If you catch a muskie, please report your catch to the Division of Wildlife's Muskie Angler Log at www.ohiodnr.com/muskielog/welcome.aspx . The Muskie Angler Log was developed in partnership with the Ohio…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 14th, 2012

Conemaugh River Lake (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland counties) A 34-inch northern pike was reported in recent weeks, along with some largemouth bass just shy of three pounds taken on soft plastics. A brown bullhead catfish measured 15-plus  inches. Carp also were reported. Kiskiminetas River (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland counties) Good smallmouth bass action was reported, with creature baits and other soft plastics…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 31st, 2012

Acton Lake (Preble County) Good numbers of 1-3 pound channel catfish are being caught at this lake in Hueston Woods State Park. Try fishing on the bottom using chicken livers or shrimp. The shoreline area between the swimming beach and Sugar Camp area has been best. Grand Lake St. Marys (Auglaize and Mercer counties) Channel catfish are popular at Ohio’s…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Acton Lake (Preble County) Channel catfish are being caught at this lake in Hueston Woods State Park. Try fishing on the bottom using chicken livers or shrimp. The shoreline area between the swimming beach and Sugar Camp area has been the best. Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties) Remember to ask permission before entering private property. Since the…