Fishing Report

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         Fishing pressure remains light, but look for crappies and bluegills to start moving into the bays and boat harbors. With water temperatures climbing, panfish should be a fine secondary option for walleye anglers opening weekend. Johnson’s Portside (320) 676-3811 Terry’s Boat Harbor (320) 692-4430 LAKE OF THE WOODS With the bays continuing…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 5, 2017

Western New York Lake Ontario tributaries, harbors and piers: The first of the season’s king salmon have been caught off Niagara County by trout trollers. If the fishing follows the normal spring progression, look for king salmon action to ramp up in early May. Anglers continue to see a good brown trout bite inside 25 feet of water on stickbaits…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching largemouth bass in places on Buckeye that are accessible. Crappies are being caught in the Fairfield channel. One shore fishermen who won’t give up his location recently caught a bucketful of crappies and bluegills on straight minnows. The smallest bluegill was eight inches and the crappies were all…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 28, 2017

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is performing in-season trout stockings throughout the state. For a schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com. Anglers are reminded that walleye season is now closed until May 6, and catch-and-immediate-release of bass is in effect through June 16. NORTHWEST REGION Presque Isle Bay (Erie County) — Yellow perch were hitting along the bayfront, and anglers were having…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The northern harbors like Waukegan have been hit and miss from Johnson’s and Government piers. The downtown harbors have been producing fish very well this early season. The powerliners have been doing well on both the coho and browns with…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 21, 2017

Western New York (Trout stocking update) DEC regional fisheries staff have battled high water conditions but have managed to stock several waters this month. Anglers can call the Randolph Hatchery Fish Stocking Hotline at (716) 358-4950 for weekly stocking updates. Among the waters stocked this month are: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 14, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep. Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County)…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Braidwood: Anglers are finding some good largemouths on spinnerbaits and swimjigs. There are some days that reaction strikes are the way to go, so don’t be afraid to bounce a crankbait off the rocks to trigger a strike. Bangs Lake: Bass fair…

New York Outdoor News Fishing Report — April 7, 2017

Western New York Spring trout stocking: The following waters were scheduled to be stocked prior to the April 1 trout opener: Allegany County: Allen Lake (Allen), Dodge Creek (Clarksville), Little Genesee Creek (Bolivar), Genesee River (Wellsville, Amity). Cattaraugus County: Quaker Lake (Cold Spring), Red House Lake (Red House), New Albion Lake (New Albion), Case Lake (Franklinville), Harwood Lake (Farmersville), Great…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — March 31, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep. Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County)…