South West

Southwest MInnesota Fishing Report – November 21st, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA There’s still sections of open water on most large lakes, but the majority of the area is covered with ice. Up to 4 inches is being reported on the small, shallow lakes with some limited fishing taking place early this week. Sommer Outdoors (507) 235-5225 MANKATO AREA All lakes are covered with ice and as much as 4…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – November 7th, 2014

Ohio River — Large flathead catfish were hitting on a variety of baits, including crawlers and minnows. Lake Somerset (Somerset County) — Channel catfish and a few bass were reported in recent weeks.   Quemahoning Reservoir (Somerset County) — Northern pike up to 32 inches were reported in low water levels through late October. High Point Lake (Somerset County) —…

Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – October 24th, 2014

Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer County) – For channel catfish, use chicken livers and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom for best results. Crappies: It is a little early but shoreline cover offers the best locations to catch them. Use minnows beneath a bobber fished at depths of 3-6 feet. Bluegills: Use red worms and waxworms. Indian Wildlife Area Ponds (Brown…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — Walleyes, smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, freshwater drum, and catfish were hitting on crankbaits, blade baits and bucktail jigs in recent weeks. Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — White bass were reported near the lock-and-dam outfalls, and biting shallow-diving crankbaits and small minnows. The Ten Mile Creek and Dunkard Creek tribs were producing walleyes on…

Southwest Minnesota Fishing Report – October 24th, 2014

FAIRMONT AREA Panfish remain active in 4 to 6 feet of water on Budd Lake and Lake Sissiton. Walleyes are hitting minnows or crankbaits during the evening hours in 6 to 8 feet on Hall Lake, Budd, and Sissiton and the Blue Earth River continues to produce walleyes on jigs tipped with plastics or minnows. Duck hunting action has really…

Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – October 10th, 2014

Acton Lake (Preble County) – Channel catfish: are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between eight to 19 feet deep during the late evening or early morning hours. Bluegills: are being caught by anglers using waxworms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeye: are active in this lake and are currently being…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – October 10th, 2014

Allegheny, Monongahela, Ohio rivers (Allegheny County) — Smallmouth bass were hitting in recent weeks. Crooked Creek (Armstrong County) — Smallmouth bass were reported upstream of the lake. Green Lick Reservoir (Westmore­land County) — Anglers were catching nice numbers of fish, mostly largemouth bass, from boat and shore. One angler caught a 38-plus inch northern pike on a topwater shad-pattern lure….

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

Allegheny River (Armstrong County) — Flatheads up to 40-plus inches were reported in pool six through mid-September.  Green Lick Reservoir (Westmoreland County) — Largemouth bass were reported by boat and shore anglers.  Loyalhanna Lake (Westmoreland County) — Numbers of crappies, bluegills and brown bullheads were reported on small live baits where Loyalhanna Creek enters the lake. Lake Somerset (Somerset County)…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Ohio River — Catfish were very active in late August, with flatheads up to 41 inches and weighing 34-plus pounds reported on cut shad and other traditional baits. Smallmouth bass and freshwater drum also were reported. Deer Lakes (Allegheny County) — Panfishing was productive, with bluegills hitting redworms and wax worms. Allegheny River (Allegheny County) — The mouth of Deer…

Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – August 29th, 2014

Cowan Lake (Clinton County) – Bluegill: are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers or waxworms. There are good fishing opportunities along woody debris shorelines and pier areas. Channel catfish: Anglers are having success using chicken livers, cut bait, shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Cast from the pier area. Keep the bait off the bottom and about three to six feet deep. Anglers…

Southwest Pennsylvania Fishing Report – August 29th, 2014

Allegheny River (Armstrong County) — As conditions allowed, anglers reported catching nice catfish. Monongahela River (Greene, Washington counties) — The mouths of tributaries and the tailrace of locks and dams were yielding nice-size catfish on live baits and blood baits. Anglers near Rice’s Landing at Pumpkin Run were catching flatheads on large minnows and small panfish. A strong mayfly hatch…