South West

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Keystone Lake (Armstrong, Indiana, Westmoreland counties) The deeper waters were yielding bass to a variety of baits, from soft plastic creature baits to crawlers. Rainfall in late July and early August spurred the channel catfish bite, with nice-size cats coming on chicken livers and stinkbaits as well as commercially-prepared catfish baits. A few walleyes also were reported. Allegheny River Numbers…

Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

FAIRMONT AREA CowGirls are raising muskies on shallow weedlines of Fox Lake and crappies are on the weedline out to 10 feet. Minnows are producing perch in two to four feet at North Silver Lake, while lakes Hall, Budd, and Sissiton are giving up crappies in eight to 12 feet. Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225 ORTONVILLE AREA Look for perch and…

Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – August 10th, 2012

STARBUCK AREA Nightcrawlers have been the ticket for walleyes on Lake Minnewaska in 10 to 12 feet. Sunfish action has picked up on the Starbuck and Glenwood ends of Minnewaska in the eight- to 14-foot weeds. Bass and northern pike remain an easy catch on the weedlines of most lakes. Minnewaska Bait and Tackle (320) 239-2239 WILLMAR AREA Green Lake…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Cowan Lake (Clinton County) Bluegills and sunfish are being caught by anglers using earthworms or wax worms as bait. Good artificial bait colors are green or chartreuse. There are good fishing opportunities from a boat or along the shoreline and pier areas. Look for additional opportunities in the mouth of Cowan Creek. Keep the bait five to six feet deep….

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Cross Creek Lake (Washington County) A good early-morning largemouth bass bite was reported on soft plastics and crankbaits recently. Allegheny River (Allegheny County) Channel catfish were reported around dusk and into the evenings in mid-July, with chicken livers and creek chubs the best bets. Lower, Upper Twin lakes (Westmoreland County) Bluegills and smallmouth bass were reported around dusk and into…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – July 20th, 2012

Indian Lake (Logan County) The best fishing action has been early in the morning and in the evening. For saugeyes, try trolling with a Rat-L-Trap or Shad-Rap. Anglers are reporting slow fishing from the shore. Bluegills have moved off of the banks and are hitting around rocks and docks. Catfish are biting on chicken livers, shrimp, cut shad and nightcrawlers….

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Acton Lake (Preble County) Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers fished along the bottom. Fishing for channel catfish is productive anywhere in the lake. Saugeyes on the Butler County side of the lake are being caught by anglers using minnows or artificial bait. Keep the bait between 10 and 12 feet deep for the best results.  Crappies are hitting…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Adams Lake (Adams County) Anglers should have good success fishing from the shoreline. Bluegills and crappies can be caught on nightcrawlers and wax worms. This is a great place for fishing with youth. Pay careful attention to the trees and weeds along the bank. Fish are hitting around 18 inches deep. Cowan Lake (Clinton County) Saugeye action is heating up,…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report

Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) Prior to the heavy rains, bluegills were being taken in 2-4 feet of water along shorelines with fallen trees and brush. Use wax worms, redworms, or pieces of nightcrawlers fished 1½ – 2 feet below a small bobber. Try saugeye fishing in 5-10 feet of water near the islands and along shoreline points. Cast silver-colored…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) The Kilbuck access area and Emsworth lock were yielding nice walleyes on creek chubs through May 25. Dawn and dusk were prime times. Smallmouth bass and flathead catfish were reported near the Deer Creek access area. Monongahela River (Allegheny County) Small flathead catfish and gar were reported near Southside access area. Canonsburg Lake (Allegheny County) Trout…