Saturday, November 10, 2018

Brushy Creek Lake:

 Courtesy docks are removed for the season. Walleye - Fair: Use minnows or leaches in the evenings. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Catch bass along shore and near vegetation just about anywhere with traditional bass lures. There is a 15-inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake. Bluegill - Fair: Try tube jigs tipped with crawlers in 5-10 feet of water.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018


 50 degrees, clear, a little high. Outlook: Burton’s Bait and Tackle reports: catfish are excellent with all of the rain water coming into the lake. The backs of the creeks where the water has been flowing in should be loaded with fish. Crawlers, shrimp, or cut bait should all be good. You want current to catch fish. White bass have been very good near windy, rocky main lake points. They can be caught from the rock jettys which are easily available for bank fisherman. Road runners or small rooster tails are effective. The more wind the better. Crappie are fair, but some really nice ones have been caught recently jigging minnows or jigs around the docks.

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Thursday, November 01, 2018


LAKE OUACHITA Black bass fishing is good on the west end using live crawfish, flukes and Zara Spooks. Walleye are biting C.C. Spoons near brush. Stripers are biting live bait at major creek mouths and main lake points on the eastern and central parts of the lake. Bream are biting crickets and worms at 15-25 feet near brush. Crappie are biting jigs or minnows at 15-20 feet near brush. Catfish are biting cut bait, live bait and stink bait.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Lexington to Port Sanilac

Lexington to Port Sanilac: “Anglers were getting a few pike, steelhead and one or two Atlantic salmon off the breakwall each day. More Atlantics are staging just outside the harbor and should come in soon. The bite will improve when they are done spawning. At Port Sanilac, anglers are getting the occasional steelhead or pike off the breakwall.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018


The Niagara River salmon action is still going strong according to reports from shoreline casters and boat drifters. From shore, Ricardo Davila of Wheatfield was doing well tossing Booker glow in the dark spinners. Rich Pisa of Kenmore was drifting egg skein under a float along the shoreline around the Whirlpool Bridge. Mike Rzucidlo of Niagara Falls was tossing No. 3 spinners to take his first lake trout of the year off of Artpark. At the Sanddocks in Lewiston, Gianni Etopio of Youngtown was using a soft splittail plastic on a jig to take some walleye and even a salmon the last week. Charter guys like Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters are still reporting success in Devil’s Hole drifting treated egg skein on a three-way rig. Mike Cardamone of Lewiston was 5 for 8 on salmon on Tuesday. A few steelhead are starting to show up, too. With air temperatures plummeting into the 50s this weekend, look for fishing to turn on again.

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Multnomah Channel

Warm water fish are stuffing themselves this time of year just like any other fish getting ready for the winter.
Some good fall fishing is available throughout the Multnomah Channel (walleye from Coon Island to Scappoose Bay; bass and crappie elsewhere); Portland's harbor remains a good bet for crappie and smallmouth bass (try Terminal 4) and fish are safe to eat on a limited basis; Salish Ponds hold bass and panfish; Mt. Hood College Pond has panfish; Meldrum Bar and the mid-Willamette River hold bass and panfish, as does Clackamette Cove in Oregon City. So, too, in St. Louis, Canby and Bethany ponds and Commonwealth Lake.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Allegheny River (Allegheny County):

 Despite high, fast and muddy waters, a drop in water temperature seems to have benefited members of Venture Outdoors’ TriAnglers, who took advantage of a two-week extension to the summer fishing program. Venture Outdoors reported that between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, John Force of McKees Rocks released 10 fish including four smallmouths, a spotted bass, bluegill, rock bass, white crappie, smallmouth buffalo and a 25-inch channel catfish that took a chicken nugget. Frank McCormick of McKees Rocks, another TriAnglers veteran, hauled a 24-inch channel cat caught on a hot dog onto the North Shore wharf near PNC Park. Maurice Moore of Swissvale caught a 29-inch common carp on a hot dog.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Spirit Lake

 Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started with action improving. Yellow Perch – Good: Good numbers of fish are being caught with sorting needed; anglers continue to harvest numbers of angler acceptable size fish. Northern Pike – Good: Angler reports of northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.