Past Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters


Rivers

Mississippi - Anna/Jonesboro-Gorham —  CRAPPIE: Fair to good: Anglers finding smaller sized fish during late evenings while feeding with minnows in upper Kincaid lake in about 12 to 15 feet of water - hunt for them - they move around.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Ponds and clear water creeks are producing on red wigglers and crickets near weed beds.   BLUE CATFISH: Good: Lots of fish being taken with stink bait, skip jack, and cut bait in deeper water.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish are biting on stink bait and night crawlers along the edges during early morning or later evening hours.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish are being taken with bluegill and gold fish. Night time fishing best. Check out holes during the day time and along the edges at night.

Mississippi - Belleville —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish biting on Geno's stink bait, bluegill, minnows, and worms during later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish being taken with stink bait, cut bait, night crawlers & some neon night crawlers.

Mississippi - Lock & Dam 21 —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen getting some bites on stink bait, cut bait, and night crawlers in the deeper holes.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: A few fish are being picked up with frogs and imitation plastics along weed lines. Early and late hours best.

Mississippi - Pool 13 Savanna —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Catching some!! the fish are biting; anglers using minnows near brush.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on wax worms near weed lines and structure.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Favorite baits are stink bait and night crawlers lowered into the deeper holes.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 East Moline —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish are biting in the Mississippi and at mouths of creeks on Sonny's stink bait, G & S, or Secret 7.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 Rock Island —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Bluegillare biting on minnows at Sunset Marina and Sylvan Slough.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fishermen are successful at Andalusia Island with spinners and frogs.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers using dip bait and night crawlers at Sylvan Slough, Sunset Marina, Milan Bridges, Rock River at Steel Dam and Milan.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Steel Dam, Milan Bridge, and the Rock River are producing on stink bait, live bait, liver. crayfish, and leeches.

Mississippi - Pool 18 Gladstone —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish being taken with leeches and bluegill from deeper holes. Night time fishing best.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Catching fish from the river with night crawlers or dip bait.

Mississippi - Pool 21 Quincy —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots! Getting bites with stink bait, liver, and worms. Good eating sized fish are being taken. Some trot lines being baited with cut bait.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Look for fish in the deeper holes with live bait or crawdads. Night time fishing is best.

Mississippi - Pool 25-26 Grafton —  BLUEGILL: Good: The bait shop is selling lots of crickets!   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Night crawlers and stink bait are favorite baits.

Mississippi - Pool 26 Alton —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish being taken from holes with stink bait, skip jack, gold fish or live baits.   BLUE CATFISH: Good: Lots! Nice sized Blue catfish eating up night crawlers, gold fish, skip jack, shad, cut bait, Sonnys stink bait, backwater holes, and at mouths of creeks.

Mississippi - Pool Woodriver —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Decent sized fish are being caught with stink bait, cut bait, and night crawlers along edges during later evening hours and in the deeper holes during the day.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Favorite baits are JJ's Magic, frogs, and minnows.

Mississippi- St. Clair —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Channel & Flathead Catfish are biting on stink bait, minnows, bluegill, and night crawlers in the holes during later evening hours.

Ohio - Golconda, Smithland Pool —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Put stink bait or a night crawler near mouths of creeks or in a deeper hole; big ones being pulled out recently.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Creeks producing some: Lusk creek is the most popular with top water frogs, buzz baits, and chatterbaits. A 13.4 pound stringer won a recent tournament.

Ohio - Olmstead to Brookport —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair to Good: Deeper holes are producing good sized fish with shad, skip jack, stink bait and live bait. Night time fishing best.  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish biting near weed lines and pockets on crickets and wax worms in area lakes and ponds during evening hours.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen are catching some nice sized fish with cut shad, night crawlers, or stink bait at mouths of creeks and from deeper holes.

Ohio - Shawneetown, Metropolis —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Shad guts minnows, stink bait, and night crawlers are popular baits.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Biting on night crawlers and meal worms along weed lines and pockets in area lakes and ponds during later evening hours.

Rock - Byron-Dixon —  WALLEYE: Fair: Anglers are finding some with leeches around brush and near the dam.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Catfish are along the shoreline biting on cheesebait, chicken livers, suckers, and shrimp; later evening hours best.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Bigger sizes in the 20 to 30 pound range biting on gold fish, bluegill, and suckers. Quite a few!

Rock - Carbon Cliff —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots of fish biting on Sonny's stink bait, G & S, and Secret 7 along the edges during later evening hours when feeding.

Rock - Freeport —  WALLEYE: Slow: The water is still a little warm, but a few are biting here and there, now and then.   NORTHERN PIKE: Spotty: a few on the river hitting on a minnow or jig and spinner   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: nice sized fish being taken recently from the Pecatonica River (2 to 4 pounders) and the Rock River (4 fish taken this past week- up to 50 pounds with cut bait); anglers using bluegill, gold fish, suckers, leeches, and stink bait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Dip Bait, big minnows, and chicken liver are popular; a rod and reel are picking up some from the Pecatonica River and Rock River. Night crawlers are average.

Rock - Milan —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Red wigglers are producing a some fish in the 1/4 pound range from the canal.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Look for bluegill and sunfish with dew worms and crickets in the canal and Sunset Marina. Bluegill are about 1/2 pound.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots!! Anglers are getting hits with stink Bait at the dam. Fish are about 5 pounds.

Rock - Rock Falls —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Night crawlers and stink bait are the favorite baits. Early and later hours best.

Rock - Rockford —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fish are being taken from the area lakes; look for them early or late with worms, minnows, Mepps, Rooster Tails, Buzz baits and floating frogs near weeds or under docks.   BLUEGILL: Good: Early or later hours best near the banks; area Lakes are producing on red worms, night crawlers, and wax worms. They are deep during the day.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Anglers finding fish in holes during the day and on the shallow flats at night with crayfish and stink bait. Nice eating sizes!   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Very Good: Fish are being taken with suckers, live worms, minnows, cut bait, leeches and bluegill; 20 to 40 pounders are being pulled from holes on the Pecatonica River, Rock River, and the Sugar.

Wabash - Grayville —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fishermen have been pulling some fish from the holes with bluegill, night crawlers and stink bait. Night time fishing best.

Wabash - Mt. Carmel —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Anglers are catching some nice sized fish from deeper holes with stink bait or live bait; night time hours best. Channel catfish are also being caught.

Wabash - New Harmony —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Look for fish in holes with live bait or stink bait. Night time fishing best. Channel catfish are also biting!

Wabash - New Haven —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Toss a night crawler, stink bait, or chicken liver near a flat or along the edges during later evening hours.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Nice sized fish are being pulled from the deeper holes with live bait, bluegill, and stink bait. Night time hours best.

Northeast

Michigan-North, Lake —  YELLOW PERCH: Fishermen off the pier are catching perch. Boaters are getting them anywhere between 30 and 60 feet of water, south of Waukegan Harbor, using shrimp, large fathead minnows, and golden roaches. The guys aren't getting limits but are getting fish.   CHINOOK SALMON: The boaters are finding kings. Pretty good fishing, but a weird year. Kings are either found in shallow water, 20-40 feet (just like spring time) or deeper. The guys are also finding bigger kings in 120 feet of water, fishing 60 to 80 feet down. down   LAKE TROUT: Trout are just like the kings, either shallow or deeper (same depths as kings). From the pier, a few trout are cruising the bottom, but not many.   STEELHEAD TROUT: Steelhead are also showing up. Lures have been a mixture of fly and dodger combos, along with a large color variety of spoons.

Michigan-South, Lake —  LAKE TROUT: Lakers hitting at the R4.   CHINOOK SALMON: Kings also hitting at the R4.

East Central

Bloomington, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: at times on plastics, chatterbaits and crankbaits along weed edges and near timber.   BLUEGILL: Fair: on wax worms and crickets around weed edges, down trees, and sea walls.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: on cut baits, liver and dip baits in evenings.   CRAPPIE: Fair to Slow: on minnows or jigs/nibbles around and over brush.

Charleston Side Channel —  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair: A few Nice sized fish have been biting on cheese bait in the holes on the river. Night time fishing best. A 42 pounder was reported this past week taken from the river with a bluegill.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Look for fish along the shorelines and weed beds with cheesebait or night crawlers. Fish feeding during evening hours.

Clinton Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Anglers finding some fish in the coves and near the docks and weed lines with red wigglers or wax worms during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Off points and near shoreline stumps, and downed trees with Mepps, frogs, and swim baits. Early and later hours best. White Bass are Fair to Good: hitting on spoons and twister tails. Striped Bass are Fair: at the Spillway on top with cut carp.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: On shrimp along the shorelines; best success is at night.

Dawson Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Some fish biting near the boat dock and in deeper water levels near brush piles on a jig and minnow.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen getting bites with night crawlers and stink bait around the edges and near weed beds during later evening hours and in the deeper holes during day time hours..

Decatur, Lake —  WALLEYE: Fair: A few fish being picked up with worms.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Anglers are getting some bites using twistertails and Mepps in the dredging area.

Evergreen Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Slow: early on plastics, jigs and swimbaits off points or around timber; no topwater bites for us on the weekend.   BLUEGILL: Fair: around timber laydowns and along weed edges on jigs/twister or wax worms and pieces of crawlers.   WHITE BASS: Fair: on jigs/twisters or small spinners near coves, watch for surface action.   CRAPPIE: Slow to fair: and scattered in or around timber or brush holding anywhere from 8 to 12 feet on jigs and twisters or nibbles..

Lincoln Trail Lake —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: using chicken livers and night crawlers near the edges during later evening hours.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Biting on red worms and some crickets under a bobber near weed lines; later evening hours best.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Fishermen have been successful from the bank and from boats with top water lures, spinners, and worms; best during early morning or later evening hours.

Mattoon, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Fish are moving up a little; look for them in 4 to 6 feet of water with wax worms and minnows; lots of angling activity.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Mornings or late evenings are the best time to fish. Frogs, top water lures, poppers, spinners, buzz baits, and chatter baits are all popular.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are fishing along the banks with stink bait, night crawlers, chicken liver or suckers. Later evening hours are best.

Mill Creek Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish hitting on wax worms, crickets, and red wigglers near weed lines, docks, or structure during early morning and later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to good: Spinnerbaits, frogs, and topwater lures are popular cast near weeds during early morning or late evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Great: Fish are biting on chicken livers and stink bait along the edges during early morning or later evening hours.

Mingo, Lake —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish the edges with cheesebait, night crawlers, or chicken liver; early morning and later evening hours are best.   BLUEGILL: Fair to good: Look for fish near weed lines or weed pockets and holes during later evening hours with a cricket, wax worm, or red wiggler under a bobber.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Toss a frog, chatterbait, buzz bait, or top water lures near shallow laydowns, stumps, or brush. Early and later hours best.

Paradise, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Anglers are getting bites near rocks, docks, and weed lines with crickets, red wigglers, and wax worms; best during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Anglers are using both crankbaits and top water lures. Early morning and later evening hours are the most rewarding.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good: putting stink bait, cut bait, or night crawlers along the banks during later evening hours.

Paris Twin Lakes —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fishermen using top water lures, buzz baits, frogs and Mepps near weed lines and cover during later evening hours. Regular tournaments three evenings a week provides lots of fishing activity. Fish are biting pretty good!   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish on both lakes in close with stink bait, night crawlers or chicken liver during later evening hours and in the deeper holes during day time hours. Good sizes being caught; early and late hours best.

Shelbyville, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: During later evening hours cast wax worms near deeper weed beds, pockets, and structure.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Crankbaits and spinners are both popular. Early or later hours are best.   WHITE BASS: Fair to good: Anglers catching some by trolling jigs, minnows, or imitation plastics.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish around the edges during later evening hours with stink bait or night crawlers.

Vermilion, Lake —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish near brush or cover around the shorelines with stink bait, night crawlers, or liver during later evening hours or in deeper holes during day time hours.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Toss a red wiggler, wax worm, or cricket under a bobber near weed beds during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Look for fish near brush, weeds, or timber with Mepps, topwater frogs, or buzz baits. Early and late hours best.

Walnut Point Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Look for fish over deeper brush with minnows; best during later evening hours. Larger sizes are deeper.   BLUEGILL: Slow: Biting on wax worms and red wigglers in 12 to 14 feet of water.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Slow to Fair: Smaller sized fish hitting on topwater, buzz baits, and poppers; Early morning or later evening hours best close to the bank or structure.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Slow to Fair: Fish biting near the water grass and in coves on night crawlers, cheese bait, and chicken livers.

West Central

Springfield, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, swimbaits & spinnerbaits with a few on topwater early & late.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good on most baits. Last week 87lb Blue reportedly caught.   CRAPPIE: Fair to spotty using minnows around or over deep water cover.

South

Rend Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Excellent 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 Sonny stink bait, Hoss Hawg bait, leeches, nigtcrawlers & 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.