Past Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters


Rivers

Mississippi - Anna/Jonesboro-Gorham —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Anglers are using Strike King mini spins (little micro spins) at Kincaid Lake; look for fish on the main lake off the points. Check out the Johnson Creek boat ramp area on the North side of the lake.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning conditions. Some females are spawning on beds in the shallows; toss a cricket near bedding areas and be ready to reel! Fun time!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Anglers successful with Road Runners and mini spinners (with two spinners).   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen using shad and night crawlers for bait in the creeks and along shorelines.

Mississippi - Belleville —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Anglers catching some fish! Look for fish along the banks at Horseshoe Lake with a jig or minnow.   WHITE BASS: Good: Fish along the rip rap with a twister tail or cut bluegill.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are using liver, stink bait, shrimp, or night crawlers. Nice sized fish have being pulled in recently.

Mississippi - Lock & Dam 21 —  CRAPPIE: Fair: A few Crappie and Bluegill are being reeled in with minnows or wax worms from area lakes and ponds.   CARP: Fair to Good: Anglers are catching fish with night crawlers, strawberry or yellow dough baits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Favorite baits are Blood baits, stink bait, cut bait, and liver. Fish the river and check out the tributaries. Flathead Catfish are hitting on live baits.

Mississippi - Pool 13 Savanna —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Some fish biting on minnows in area lakes and ponds. Watch for them to move up into shallower levels as the weather temperatures warm up.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few fish have been caught recently with walleye minnows.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Stink bait and night crawlers are popular. Check out the feeder creeks and larger drainage ditches.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 East Moline —  CRAPPIE: Fair Anglers are finding some fish with minnows.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few fish are being taken from the Cordovia area with a jig and twistertail.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Look for fish with stink bait, chicken liver, or night crawlers just out from the shorelines near brush or laydowns.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 Rock Island —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Hopefully fish will come up again and try to spawn. Toss a minnow or jig and minnow near bedding areas along the shoreline.   BLUEGILL: Good: Look for fish on beds with a wax worm or red wiggler in fairly shallow water levels.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Spawning conditions. Cast spinnerbaits, poppers, lizards, or jigs near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: The Rock River is awesome at the Milan Bridge - producing 6 to 12 pound fish on stink bait, cheese bait, and liver.   WALLEYE/SAUGER: Good: Anglers are finding fish in front of the dam with twister tails and jigs. The Andalusia Island and near the arsenal are good spots to fish. The backwater is falling near Andalusia Island. Artificial Baits are also being used.   STRIPED BASS: Good: Anglers finding some fish in front of the dam with jigs and twister tails.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Good: Several fish are being caught near the dam and Arsonal with small jigs and rooster tails.

Mississippi - Pool 18 Gladstone —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Fish are being taken with minnows at Gladstone Lake.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish are hitting on wax worms near bedding areas in shallower water levels.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Nice sized fish are being taken from the river and Gladstone Lake with night crawlers, stink bait and minnows.

Mississippi - Pool 21 Quincy —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers are using mostly minnows. As temperatures warm up look for them moving up into shallower water levels.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Some anglers getting hits on plastic lures recently.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen are catching fish with stink bait and dip worms up close.

Mississippi - Pool 25-26 Grafton —  BLUEGILL: Good: Lots! Anglers finding lots of fish with red wigglers and crickets. Some fish on beds. Spawning conditions.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen are finding nice sized fish in approximately 3 feet of water with stink bait and shrimp.

Mississippi - Pool 26 Alton —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Look for fish in the shallows of area lakes with a minnow.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning conditions. Cast a cricket, red wiggler, or wax worm near bedding areas in shallow water.   WHITE BASS: Good: Anglers catching fish with a white curly tail or twister tail below the dam.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish in the lighter water of creeks with a night crawler or skip jack.   BLUE CATFISH: Good: An Angler reported catching 8 or 10 fish over 60 pounds in size this past week with skip jack. Look for them when they come in to feed.

Mississippi - Pool Woodriver —  CRAPPIE: Good: Lots of Minnows are selling! Some fish being reeled in from mid to shallow levels.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Spawning Conditions: 9 inch fish reported recently. Cast a waxie near bedding areas of lakes and ponds. Fish are biting! Fun for kids!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: An angler reported catching a 5 pounder recently with a minnow. If you put the bait close to the shore - you don't have to reel so much.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen using skip jack for bait. Other favorite baits continue to be night crawlers and cut bait on bank poles or trot lines.

Mississippi- St. Clair —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Look for fish with a minnow or jig and minnow at Horseshoe Lake and Frank Holten Lake. Decent sized fish are being pulled in.   BLUEGILL: Good: Lots of nice sized fish are being taken close to the shorelines with a wax worm or red wiggler. Look for fish near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Fishermen are successful with, night crawlers, shad, or Geno's stink Bait in fairly shallow levels along the shorelines.

Ohio - Golconda, Smithland Pool —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Nice sized fish have been taken from area ponds, and some clear creeks with a jig or minnow.   BLUEGILL: Fair to good: Some spawning conditions; fish biting on wax worms and crickets in area lakes and ponds near bedding areas.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: A recent tournament reported the winning stringers weighing in at 18 pounds and 14 pounds. Road Runners are popular and other small spinner baits.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Cut Baits, night Crawlers, minnows, chicken livers, and stink bait are being successful along the shorelines.

Ohio - Olmstead to Brookport —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Area lakes are producing on minnows in fairly shallow water levels as fish try to come up closer -again.   BLUEGILL: Good: Some fish are on beds in area lakes; cast a cricket, or red wiggler near them.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fish have been hitting on spinners, poppers, and topwater lures in close to the banks.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish up close in area lakes with night crawlers, stink bait, or shad. Flathead Catfish are being caught on trot lines and bank poles on live bait.   CARP: Good: Anglers are catching fish with night crawlers along the shorelines.

Ohio - Shawneetown, Metropolis —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Area lakes and ponds are producing some on minnows and jigs. Check out Mermet Lake as fish move up into shallower levels to spawn.   BLUEGILL: Good: Anglers are casting, wax worm, red worms, meal worms, or crickets near bedding areas. Spawning conditions.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Minnows, shad guts, cut bait, and night crawlers are selling and being used on bank poles, trot lines, and fishing from a boat. Check out the creeks, river, and area lakes along the shorelines.

Rock - Byron-Dixon —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Crappie & White Bass: Look for fish near the dam in a quiet spot with a minnow or jig.   WALLEYE: Fair: Jigging a minnow near the dam has produced a few fish recently.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Good sized fish are being taken from the creeks with cheesebait, chicken liver, minnows and cut bait (crushed minnows). A few using night crawlers were also reported.

Rock - Carbon Cliff —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Some fish are biting on minnows in area lakes.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few fish are being taken from the Cordovia area with twister tails.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Some fish being caught with stink bait, chicken livers, or night crawlers.

Rock - Freeport —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Put a minnow in deep to shallow levels of area lakes. Average success.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fishermen are using wax worms in 15 to 20 feet of water. Fish come in and go back out.   WALLEYE: Slow: Fish are done spawning. Medium and large minnows, bigger magnum minnows, or a lead head with tails are working for the anglers by trolling. Check out the wing dams.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: A few are being taken on Trot lines baited with cut bait. Check out the creeks and backwater areas with minnows or night crawlers on bank poles.

Rock - Milan —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Area lakes and ponds are producing on minnows in fairly shallow water levels.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Anglers are catching fish with red wigglers and Rock Hoppers' in area ponds and lakes.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Great! Going crazy! Fish biting on Sonny's and C.J.'s stink bait in the shallows.

Rock - Rock Falls —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Anglers are picking up some fish with wax worms in the Rockwood, Morrison, and Sterling areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Toss them a night crawler, stink bait, or liver near laydowns or timber along the shorelines.

Rock - Rockford —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Fish are still out in deeper levels, but moving in. Offer a minnow as they come up.  BLUEGILL: Very Good; Nice sized fish are being taken on Wax worms and red wigglers from area lakes and ponds near bedding areas.   WALLEYE: Good: Cast a night crawler or minnow; fish are scattered, hunt them down.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Biting like crazy! Big fish are biting in the channel, in holes , along the banks, and near brush on stink bait and dip worms. Some Flathead Catfish are being taken with big shinners and bluegill.   NORTHERN PIKE: Very Good: Going crazy! Fish are being reeled in with big minnows or big lures.

Wabash - Grayville —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Several nice fish are being pulled in. Fishermen are catching fish in commercial nets, bank poles, and fishing from a boat. Stink bait, liver, and night crawlers are popular baits along the shorelines near timber or laydowns. Trot lines are being baited with cut bait.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair: Not Running Yet. Put live bait, a bluegill, or junk fish on a bank pole or trot line during night time hours.   BUFFALO: Fair: Some fish are still being taken with commercial nets.   CARP: Fair to Good: Some fish being caught with commercial nets and along the edges with night crawlers. Hi-Fin Carp are full of eggs and ready to spawn.

Wabash - Mt. Carmel —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Bank poles baited with live bait, trot lines baited with cut bait, and commercial hoop nets are catching nice sized fish. Check out the creeks and larger drainage ditches that have water!   BUFFALO: Fair: A few fish are still being caught with commercial hoop nets.

Wabash - New Harmony —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Commercial hoop nets are still producing this week. Fishermen are catching fish from the channel and eddys with night crawlers or cut baits on trot lines and live bait on bank poles. A few flathead catfish are also being taken. Look for them along the edges during night time hours.  BUFFALO: Fair: Some fish are still being caught from the river with commercial hoop nets.

Wabash - New Haven —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Bank Poles and trot lines are producing with live bait, cut bait, liver, or minnows. Some nice sized fish up to 15 - 20 pounds being taken. Flathead catfish are biting on live baits and crayfish on trot lines and bank poles. Fish averaging 8 to 15 pounds. Anglers catching Some Blue/White Catfish in commercial nets.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning conditions; Some females on beds in area ponds and lakes. Cast crickets, red wigglers, or wax worms near bedding areas. The Omaha Reservoir is producing some Nice "Big" fish.

Northwest

Gladstone Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on minnows in Gladstone Lake in fairly shallow levels.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Some nice sized fish being caught with a wax worm near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are finding nice sized fish along the shorelines and up creeks with night crawlers, minnows, and stink bait.

Northeast

Atwood, Lake —  BLUEGILL: The blue gill are everywhere but are on the small size. Use a red worm or wax worm on an ice fishing jig for best results.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Catfish can be caught on stink bait or a night crawler.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Bass will hit a Yamamoto senko, or try a Rebel Pop R on a windy day.

Fox Chain O'Lakes - 1 —  WALLEYE: Fishing was very good this week for walleyes. Jig and night crawlers were best bet.   WHITE BASS: White bass - same info as for walleye.   MUSKIE: Muskies are moving better in shallows on glides and twitch baits.   BLUEGILL: Bluegills were very good in shallows on small jigs and plastics.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: At Bangs Lake, the largemouth bass are shallow, and wacky worms are very good. Also pumpkin seeds near weeds with a float and a piece of crawler are always fun out there.

Fox Chain O'Lakes - 2 —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: The Fox Chain is seeing the bass on beds in the channels. Tubes, grubs, or a top-water bait like a Bagley Bang O Lure will get good results. In weedy areas, use a Spro frog.   BLUEGILL: Blue gill are moving right along with the bass. The blue gill will hit a wax worm or red worm on a small jig or Cubby mini-mite.   MUSKIE: With the warm up, a spinner bait could get some musky to cooperate.   CHANNEL CATFISH: The dams at McHenry, Algonquin, and Carpentersville are seeing good catfish action! Use cut bait or stink bait.   WALLEYE: Walleye and white bass are being caught on a jig and minnow combo. A 1/8-size jig and an extra large fathead minnow will do the trick.

Michigan-Central/North Lake —  COHO SALMON: Lots of Coho salmon on the horseshoe pier. Caught on large minnows and night crawlers.   FRESHWATER DRUM: Plenty of sheephead (drum) on the horseshoe pier. Drum caught on soft shell.   CHINOOK SALMON: Kings (Chinook salmon) also being caught on the horseshoe pier with large minnows and night crawlers.   ROCK BASS: Belmont and Diversey Harbors have some rock bass using spikes or wax worms.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Some smallmouth bass are also being caught at Belmont and Diversey Harbors, but not sure what bait is being used.

Michigan-North, Lake —  COHO SALMON: Coho salmon have continued to stay in deep water this past week. Limits of Coho are being taken in 240- to 310-ft. of water. Fish from the top 10-ft. of the water column to 150-ft. down. OO orange dodgers with small flies tied 16 inches behind are still taking most of the fish. Blue/copper and aqua flies are some of the better colors.   LAKE TROUT: Lake trout are staying in deep water as well this past week. Same info as Coho.   CHINOOK SALMON: An occasional King (Chinook salmon) is being taken in the same depths as the Coho salmon. Same info.   RAINBOW TROUT: A few steelhead are also being taken in the same depths as all above.

Three Oaks Recreation Area —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Bass are setting up to spawn in 1- to 5-ft. of water. Yamamoto Senkos on a weedless hook or drop shot Robo worm should do the trick.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Catfish can be caught on a night crawler or stink bait.

East Central

Bloomington, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, crankbaits, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits.   CRAPPIE: Fair: on jigs and/or minnows.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: on waxies and small jigs.

Charleston Side Channel —  CRAPPIE: Good: Lots of minnows selling! Look for them moving up again into shallower levels; some spawning conditions. Fish are biting on minnows as they move up and down. Anglers catching some fish from both the lake and the river. Mill Creek has been a hot spot recently.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning conditions: Nice sized fish are on beds; put on a bigger hook if you want to keep the little ones off. Crickets, red wigglers and wax worms are popular.   HYBRID STRIPED BASS: Fair to Good: Some keepers are being taken from near the rip-rap with chicken liver, night crawlers, and crayfish.  SAUGER: Fair: Look for fish near the rip-rap with minnows. Night fishermen are catching a few.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Cheese bait and hot dogs are attracting attention in the Lake and river along the shorelines.

Clinton Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Second best fishing on the lake! Cast a minnow around the shoreline.   BLUEGILL: Good: Third best fishing on the lake! Fish are biting on wax worms and red worms near bedding areas. They are abundant around the shoreline.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Look for them over the entire lake with a minnow to a crankbait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Great: Number one best biting fish on the lake this week! Being caught with meaty baits in the main lake. Minnows, liver, shad guts, and cut baits.   WHITE BASS: Good: The entire lake is producing on minnows and a variety of lures.   STRIPED BASS: Good: Check out the entire lake with a variety of lures and maybe even a minnow.

Dawson Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers catching nice sized fish in the 9 to 10 inch range with minnows near the dam.   BLUEGILL: Good: Good sized fish in the 9 to 10 inch range are biting on wax worms or red worms.   WALLEYE: Fair to Good: Fish are being caught down the center of the lake in the main stream towards the dam with minnows.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish along the edges with stink bait, night crawlers, or chicken livers.

Decatur, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Pre-Spawn Conditions:Cast minnows, Slider, or jigs. Nice sized fish being taken near the rip-rap, boat docks, and banks in close from 2 to 5 feet out. Some limits being caught.   WHITE BASS: Fair to Good: Fish are hitting on Blade Baits near the rip-rap and at the spillway.   HYBRID STRIPED BASS: Fair to Good: Nice sized fish being reeled in with a jig or blade bait from near the rip-rap and the spillway.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for them around the bridges and below the dam with leeches, skip jack, Sonny's stink bait, shrimp, shad guts or shad.

Evergreen Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, jigs, crankbaits, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits.   BLUEGILL: Good: on small jigs along shorelines in coves.   CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: on jigs in shallow areas, weeds, and/or timber with some on minnows.   SAUGER: Fair: on jigs with most all small fish.

Lincoln Trail Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slower: Crazy weather patterns have slowed fishing activity and has fish scattered. Offer a minnow near cover.   BLUEGILL: Excellent: Spawning Conditions: Look for fish near bedding areas with a cricket, wax worm, or red wiggler.   REDEAR SUNFISH: Excellent: Quietly lower a meal worm or wax worm near structure to just above them.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fish have been hitting on spinner baits near brush or laydowns.

Mattoon, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on mostly minnows and a few on jigs around docks and brush in 12 to 18 inches of water.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Wax worms are attracting attention under a bobber; cast near structure.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Some fish are being taken with the regular catfish baits. Liver, night crawlers, stink bait, shrimp, or minnows.

Mill Creek Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Look for fish biting on a jig and minnow or maybe a wax worm in the shallows off the banks and in the grass off the flats.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Spawning Conditions - Lower a wax worm under a bobber near structure in the warmer sunny areas. Some big boss Hawgs are being reeled in.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Some nice sized fish have been caught in deep to shallow water or on points with plastic lures, chatter baits, frogs, worms, or spinnerbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on the banks; Anglers using night crawlers, cheesebait, shad guts, baby shad, and stink bait.

Mingo, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on minnows.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Wax worms are attracting attention in shallower water levels. Look for bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Night crawlers are attracting attention near timber and laydowns along the shorelines.

Paradise, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Look for fish in shallower levels near docks and brush; lower minnow into 12 to 18 inches of water.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on Wax worms under a bobber near docks and bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Some fish are being taken from around the shorelines with night crawlers, stink bait, and minnows. Many fishermen are catching fish.

Paris Twin Lakes —  CRAPPIE: Good: Nice sized fish are being caught! Look near Snake Island on the West Lake from deeper levels to the shallows with a minnow.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Nice sized fish are hitting on spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, and plastics.   WALLEYE: Fair: Fish are being caught with a jig and minnow or twister tail.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish along the shorelines with chicken liver or stink bait.

Shelbyville, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Small sizes are being reeled in with a minnow. Anglers having a hard time finding fish over 10 inches in length. Drag a spinner or a bottom bouncers tipped with a minnow. May run through or into a school of fish. Also fish the South end of the main lake with a slip bobber and minnow set in 8 to 10 feet of water.   WALLEYE/SAUGER: Fair to Good: Check along the rip rap and covered grass areas with a minnow or twister tail.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Toss liver, shrimp, stink bait, or night crawlers in a hole or near drop offs.   WHITE BASS: Good: Look for fish at the north end of the lake with jigs, Anglers are vertical jigging, casting jigs, or trolling.

Vermilion, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers are catching fish with minnows. Look for them in all depths.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Fishermen are catching some fish with spinnerbaits and a few with crankbaits or jigs.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Cast stink bait, a night crawler, or cut bait near brush and timber along the shore lines.

Walnut Point Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Look for fish deep in 8 to 12 feet of water in mid lake near submerged trees with minnows and wax worms.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fish being caught on red worms and wax worms in the coves.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Poor: A few Smaller sized fish are biting on spinner baits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are finding fish in close with chicken livers and night crawlers. Check out the shallower water levels.

West Central

Prairie Lake (Site M) —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good   BLUEGILL: Good

Sangchris, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, crankbaits & spinnerbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good using most baits.   CRAPPIE: Fair to spotty using minnows around deep cover.

Silver Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good using crankbaits & jigs.  CRAPPIE: Fair using minnows.   BLUEGILL: Good using crickets.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good using Genos & nightcrawlers.

Springfield, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, jigs, crankbaits & spinnerbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good using cut baits & dip bait.   CRAPPIE: Fair to spotty using minnows.   WHITE BASS: Fair to spotty. Watch for surface feeding action.

South

Mermet Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair from boats.   CRAPPIE: Fair   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good by pads & rip rap.

Rend Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good using worms, black/blue jigs, minnows & spinnerbaits. Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes. Fish around bridges and along the rocks. Reports of fish being caught around Jackie Branch, Sandusky Cove, and below the dam.   CRAPPIE: Excellent using qtr oz pink/white tube jigs, meal worms, small & medium minnows. Fish the main lake drop off areas. Try the Gun Creek Area. From shore fish near structures, hot spots are Jackie Branch, Sandusky, Sailboat Harbor, Marcum coves, and Ina Boat Ramp.   BLUEGILL: Good using crickets, worms, wax worms, meal worms & small jigs. Fish in the back of necks and on flat shallow banks and on the rocks. Try fishing shallow with crickets, worms or small jigs. From shore try Sailboat Harbor.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Excellent using Sonnys Stink Bait, Hoss Hawg Bait, leeches, nightcrawlers & large minnows. Try the Waltonville Dam, Turnip Patch, Jackie Branch, and North Sandusky Day Use Area. Set line 3 to 4 feet from the shore over rocks. Try leeches in moving water. Drift fish the flats.   WHITE BASS: Fair using jig/curly tail grubs & inline spinners. Fish in shallow bays near brush cover and bushes. Fish around along the rocks and dropoffs. Reports of fish being caught around the 154 bridges.