Saturday, September 15, 2018

Lake Hendricks

Water temperatures are in the mid 60’s. Black Crappie – Fair: Slowly reel a minnow on a hook over structure. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Try near submersed rocky habitat or depth contours in the early morning.  Channel Catfish – Good: Use a large night crawler fished off the bottom near woody structure. Bluegill – Fair: Activity should pick up with cooler temperatures. Try a small jig tipped with small piece of worm off rocky shoreline or near submersed logs.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Irish Hills:

 A challenging summer of fishing slogs on in many of the waters of this normally productive group of lakes in southeast Michigan. Bluegill anglers on Wamplers Lake and Devils Lake have encountered spotty fishing in recent days, both in the deeper water haunts of late summer, and in the shallow, nearshore areas. Live crickets or worms fished under a float are still the best bet in the shallow water, while a heavy weight placed below the bait replaces the float in the deep water fishing rig.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Grand Rapids: Walleye fishing

Grand Rapids: Walleye fishing has been good on most area lakes, especially Bowstring, Big Sand, Big Winnie, Bowstring and Round lakes. Anglers are having bass success on Big Balsam, Loon, Pokegama, Rice, and Trout lakes. The bass fishing is expected to remain good for several more weeks.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Little Bay De Noc:

Walleye anglers reported good numbers of undersize fish throughout the Bay. Fish that were just legal size were caught between the Second and Third Reefs when trolling crawlers or jigging in 20 to 28 feet. Fish were caught south of the Ford River near Round Island when trolling crawlers in 10 to 20 feet. The same area produced smallmouth bass when casting plastics or drop-shotting along the rocks and weed lines. Several large pike were caught off the mouth of the Escanaba River when trolling rapalas in 20 feet.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Lake Arthur (Butler County)

 Anglers boated hybrid striped bass while night fishing over creek channels, and took walleye and channel catfish near submerged road beds and railway ballasts. About 150 people per day fished at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Family Fishing area during the Regatta at Lake Arthur Aug. 4-5. Small bluegills, sunfish and yellow perch were released. The following anglers caught their first fish at the event: Morgan Colangelo, 2, of Cranberry (bluegill); Julia Chrobak, 11, of Baden (bluegill); Wyatt Stine, 5, of Falling Water, W.Va. (one bluegill, one perch); Kendall Bruce, 8, of New Castle (two bluegill); Drake Ludwik, 6, of Butler (bluegill); Maryn Zupancic, 6, of Sewickley (two bluegill); Alec Barbin, 14, of Buffalo, N.Y. (yellow perch) and Luke Dunn, 4 (bluegill) and Ellie Dunn, 2½ (bluegill) of Evans City.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Spinney Mountain Reservoir

Trout very good. Fles are doing well with several 23- to 25-inch fish reported. Chronomid flies, Green and Brown being favored colors, Tube jigs, Tasmanian Devils are working well. Northern Pike-Good-North end along sandbar, a few over 30 to 45 inches. Rapalas and Crocodiles, Pink/silver spoons are working.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Bagnell Tailwater: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish slow, try cut shad, cut bluegill, worms and goldfish; crappie slow, try crappie jigs and minnows; black bass slow, try worms, dark-colored soft plastics; white bass fair using light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and crappie jigs.
Glaize: 84 degrees, normal, muddy; catfish slow, try worms, chicken livers, hotdogs and cut bait; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; black bass slow, try dark-colored soft plastics, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits; white bass slow, try light-colored soft plastics, Rooster Tails and minnows.
Gravois: 84 degrees, normal, dingy; catfish fair using cut baits; crappie slow, try using jigs; black bass slow, try using soft-plastic worms; white bass, slow.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Oneida Lake report:

 The walleye fishing has been fairly steady with some of the deeper areas seeing good action. A few are also being taken along the weeds. Jigs tipped with a worm and blade baits are working well. Bass have been somewhat scarce but reports over the last week or so indicate an increase in activity. A few perch have been taken off the north shore and pickerel continue to be active.