Past Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters


Rivers

Fox River - North —  CHANNEL CATFISH: The dams at McHenry, Algonquin, and Carpentersville continue to be good fishing for catfish. Cut bait and stink bait are your best bait to use.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth bass activity has picked up below Algonquin and Carpentersville. Use a Mepps or Rooster tail spinner bait cast around rocks and log jams for some explosive hits.

Mississippi - Anna/Jonesboro-Gorham —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers are using dead minnows, Strike King mini spins (little micro spins) at Kincaid Lake in both deeper and shallow levels; 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. Lots! Some females are spawning on beds in the shallows; toss a cricket near bedding areas and be ready to reel! Fun time!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Anglers successful with crawdad colored crankbaits, black or purple worms, Road Runners and mini spinners (with two spinners) at the end of points   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fishermen using gold fish and a King Kahle Hook. 30 fish were caught and returned this past week.

Mississippi - Belleville —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Anglers catching some fish! Look for fish along the banks at Horseshoe Lake with a jig or minnow.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fishermen catching fish with crickets, wax worms, and red wigglers.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are using skip jack, Geno's stink bait, shrimp, or night crawlers. Nice sized fish have being pulled in recently.

Mississippi - Lock & Dam 21 —  CRAPPIE: Good: Area Lakes best. Crappie and Bluegill are being reeled in with minnows or wax worms.   YELLOW PERCH: Good: Anglers are catching big ones up to 8 to 10 pound fish with night crawlers. Fun to Catch!   BLUE CATFISH: Good: Fish the river and check out the area near the dam with trot lines baited with cut bait, shad, or gold fish. A 25 pound blue catfish was pulled in using gold fish for bait recently.

Mississippi - Pool 13 Savanna —  CRAPPIE: Fair: a few fish are being taken with minnows in area lakes and ponds. Look for them in shallower levels.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few fish have been caught recently with walleye minnows near the wing dams.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Stink bait and night crawlers are popular. Check out the feeder creeks.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 East Moline —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Anglers are finding some fish with minnows.   WALLEYE: Good: Some fish are being taken with a jig and twistertail.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots! Biting on the Mississippi by floating leeches near rocks. Several nice sized fish being caught. A 12 pound Flathead Catfish was reported.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 Rock Island —  CRAPPIE: Fair to Good: Toss a minnow or jig and minnow near bedding areas along the shoreline at Sunset Marina.   BLUEGILL: Good: Look for fish on beds with a wax worm or red wiggler in fairly shallow water levels at Sunset Marina.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Spawning conditions. Cast spinnerbaits, poppers, lizards, or jigs near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: The Rock River is awesome at Sylvan Sough, Rock River, Backwater areas and the Milan Bridge - producing 6 to 12 pound fish on stink bait, nitro Worms, live bait,and liver.   WALLEYE/SAUGER: Good: Anglers are finding fish at the 280 Bridge wing dams in front of the dam with shad wraps, jig and minnow, or twister tails and jigs. Check out the Davenport Wall with a jig and shad body, fish are biting very good.   STRIPED BASS: Good: Anglers finding some fish at Steel Dam with jigs and twister or shallow running lures.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Good: Several fish are being caught near the Steel Dam 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: Lots! Nice sized fish are being taken from the river and Gladstone Lake with night crawlers, stink bait, leeches, and minnows.

Mississippi - Pool 21 Quincy —  BLUEGILL: Good: Anglers are using mostly minnows in shallower water levels of area lakes.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Anglers getting hits on spinnerbaits and plastic lures recently.   BLUE CATFISH: Good: A Fishermen reported catching a 25 pounder this past week. Trot lines have been producing in the dam area baited with cut bait, shad, and gold fish.

Mississippi - Pool 25-26 Grafton —  BLUEGILL: Good: Lots! Anglers finding lots of fish with red wigglers and crickets. Some Spawning conditions with fish on beds.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen are finding nice sized fish with Sonny's stink bait, night crawlers and shrimp on bank poles. Fish averaging 4 pounds.

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 with a night crawler or skip jack. one to two big ones being reeled in each week with skip jack!   BLUE CATFISH: Good: An Angler reported catching fish with skip jack. Look for them when they come in to feed during early morning or evening hours.

Mississippi - Pool Woodriver —  CRAPPIE: Good: Lots of Minnows are selling! Some fish being reeled in from mid to shallow levels. Area lakes and ponds are producing. Rend Lake, Gordan Moore Park Lake and Lake Kincaid in southern Illinois are all great spots to fish. A 3.43 pound crappie was taken from Lake Kincaid this past week. It was 19 inches long.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning Conditions: Lots of fish reported recently. Cast a cricket. red wiggler, or wax worm near bedding areas of lakes and ponds. Fish are biting! Fun for kids!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Soft plastic's, neon night crawlers and some on spinners. Area ponds are wonderful!   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen using skip jack for bait. Other favorite baits continue to be night crawlers, large minnnows, and cut bait on bank poles or trot lines in the river..

Mississippi- St. Clair —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Look for fish with a minnow or jig and minnow on the banks and 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 butter worm, wax worm or red wiggler. Look for fish near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: 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: A few nice sized fish have been taken from area ponds, and some clear creeks with a jig or minnow.   BLUEGILL: Good: Some spawning conditions; fish biting on wax worms and crickets in area lakes and ponds near bedding areas.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: A tournament is coming up this weekend. spinner baits and small crankbaits are popular.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Cut Baits, night Crawlers, minnows, chicken livers, and stink bait are being successful along the shorelines.

Ohio - Olmstead to Brookport —  CRAPPIE: Good: Mermet Lake is producing on minnows in fairly shallow water.   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 in the river.   CARP: Good: Anglers are catching nice sized fish with night crawlers and dough baits 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.   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 to Good: Crappie & White Bass: Pre spawn conditions: Look for fish near the dam in a quiet spot with a minnow or jig.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Anglers have several favorite spots; fishermen have been successful along River Street, near the park, and at the dam.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Good sized fish are being taken from the creeks with cheesebait, chicken liver, night crawlers, crawdads, minnows and cut bait (crushed minnows).

Rock - Carbon Cliff —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Some fish are biting on minnows in area lakes.   WALLEYE: Good: Some fish are being taken with twister tails.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots of nice sized fish being caught in the Mississippi near rocks by floating leeches. A 12 pound flathead catfish was reported this past week.

Rock - Freeport —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Put a minnow in deep to shallow levels of area lakes.   BLUEGILL: Good: Spawning Conditions. Fishermen are using wax worms in bedding areas at Lake Carroll and at Apple Canyon.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Check out The Pecatonica River and the Rock River from Organ to Byran by floating bait. An angler reported catching 82 from 2 to 8 pounds this past week.. Anglers using leeches at Lake Carroll.

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! Lots of fish biting on Sonny's and C.J.'s stink bait, liver, shrimp, minnows, and sucker chubs near the Milan Bridges 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: Good: Fish are in close and biting on minnows.  BLUEGILL: Very Good; Nice sized fish are being taken on Wax worms and red wigglers from area lakes and ponds near bedding areas.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Cast a spinner, beetle spin, or small crankbait in the weed bed holes, or near ambush points on the Kishwaukee or Rock River.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: On the Tear! Biting like crazy! Big fish are biting in the channel, in holes , along the banks, and near brush on minnows, stink bait and worms. Some Flathead Catfish are being taken with big shinners and bluegill.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Good: Going crazy! Fish are being reeled in with spinners, beetle spins, or small crankbaits. They will chase anything.

Wabash - Grayville —  CHANNEL CATFISH: 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 to Good: 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 along the edges with night crawlers or dough baits. Hi-Fin Carp being taken with commercial nets 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!   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 in the 7 to 8 pound range are being taken. Flathead catfish are biting on live baits and crayfish on trot lines and bank poles. An angler reported catching 13 from 1.5 to 2 pounds off the banks north of the mouth of the Little Wabash. Anglers also 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.

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: Lake Atwood in the McHenry County Conservation Area continues to produce bluegills.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Catfish also are being found at Lake Atwood.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Lake Atwood also producing bass.

Fox Chain O'Lakes - 1 —  WALLEYE: Walleye were good on jig and crawlers and flicker shads.   WHITE BASS: White bass were also good on jig and crawlers and flicker shads.   BLUEGILL: Bluegills were still shallow and eating small jigs. The smaller lakes yielded lots of bluegills on nightcrawlers and plastic worms.   CRAPPIE: There were some crappie mixed in the areas where the bluegill were at.   MUSKIE: The muskies were shallow, deep, and in between. It was a different story almost daily for the muskies and had to figure them out daily.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: The smaller lakes are yielding lots of largemouth bass on nightcrawlers and plastic worms.

Fox Chain O'Lakes - 2 —  WALLEYE: Walleye will set up along current breaks and hard bottom areas. Use a jig tipped with a minnow, crawler, or leech.  MUSKIE: Top water baits should be good in the mornings and evenings for Musky.

Michigan-Central/North Lake —  COHO SALMON: Coho salmon are still biting good mostly on Horseshoe. Nice size 5 lbs. and bigger on alewives. If those can't be found, then medium-sized shiners, large minnows, or night crawlers will work. A couple of guys were also casting spoons and crank baits too.   FRESHWATER DRUM: Sheephead slowed down.   ROCK BASS: Belmont and Diversey have nice rock bass.   WALLEYE: There was also a nice-sized walleye caught on the rocks here at Montrose last Tuesday. It was surprising, but the report came from a reliable person.

Michigan-North, Lake —  COHO SALMON: Coho salmon are being caught, but they are scattered from 20-feet to 300-feet of water, with no concentration in one place. Fish the top 80-feet of the water column if you are going to fish deeper water. OO orange dodgers with Coho Flies 16 inches behind are still the best bait.

Michigan-South, Lake —  SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth are hitting Ned rigs, which is a finesse approach.

Three Oaks Recreation Area —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Three Oaks Recreation Area has some bass on beds yet, and some have returned to deeper water. Use plastics for the bedded bass and a Defender football jig with a craw trailer for the deep water bass.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Some nice catfish were caught on night crawlers this week.

East Central

Bloomington, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits.   BLUEGILL: Fair: on waxies and small jigs.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: near breaks at coves on most baits.   CRAPPIE: Fair to Slow: on jigs and/or minnows.

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: Slower: The water conditions are murkey from one plus inch of recent rainfall. Cast a minnow around the shoreline.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Only a few reports of fish biting on wax worms and red worms near bedding areas along the shorelines.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Look for them over the entire lake with a minnow or a crankbait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Excellent: Number one best biting fish on the lake this week! Being caught with any and all baits in the main lake. Minnows, liver, shad guts, stink bait, and cut baits.

Dawson Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers catching nice sized fish with minnows near the dam.   BLUEGILL: Good: Good sized fish are biting on wax worms or red worms.   WALLEYE: Fair: Fish are being caught down the center of the lake in the main stream towards the dam with minnows, curley tails or twister tails.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fish have been hitting on jigs and spinners in the center of the lake. Fish in the 3 pound range are being reeled in.

Decatur, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Pre-Spawn Conditions: Cast plastics, Berkley crappie nibbles, Slider, minnows, tubes, or jigs tipped with a wax worm near docks. Some limits being caught. Fishing from boats are best.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Fish are hitting on twisters, Blade Baits, and rooster tails below the dam..   WALLEYE: Fair: Nice sized fish being reeled in with a jig or blade bait from below the dam.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for them in close around the bridges and below the dam with mud leeches, skip jack, Sonny's stink bait, night crawlers, shrimp, shad guts or shad. A 35 pounder was reported this past week.

Evergreen Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, swimbaits, crankbaits, chatterbaits, and spinnerbaits.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: on small jigs.   CRAPPIE: Fair: on minnows with most out near deeper cover.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Slow: this past week.

Lincoln Trail Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Offer a minnow near cover or brush just out from the shorelines.   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: Good: Fish are biting on mostly minnows and a few on jigs around docks and brush in 12 to 18 inches of water.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Cast a spinner bait, beetle spin, or small crankbait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Some fish are being taken with the regular catfish baits. Liver, night crawlers, stink bait, shrimp, or minnows.

Mill Creek Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Post spawn: 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 - Hunt for fish with a wax worm under a bobber near structure. With the recent rainfall, fish are scattered.   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, blood cheesebait, and chicken livers.

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

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.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Fish are being caught with a wax worm or red wiggler near bedding areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish along the shorelines with a night crawler, chicken liver or stink bait. Big Flathead catfish are being taken from the channel, near the spillway, near the bridge and along the banks near bushes.

Shelbyville, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: 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: Success is picking up. Check along the rip rap and covered grass areas with crawlers, jig and curley tail, minnow, crankbait, blade bait, or twister tail.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: a few are being taken with mud leeches, night crawlers, or cut shad from holes or near drop offs.   WHITE BASS: Good: Look for fish at the north end of the lake by jigging spoons or minnows on a jig. Anglers are vertical jigging, casting jigs, or trolling in line spinners or crankbaits off the flats.. Look for them both shallow and deep 20 to 25 feet.

Vermilion, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: Anglers are catching fish with minnows. Look for them moving up, but check out 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: Spotty: Look for fish deep in 8 to 12 feet of water in mid lake near submerged trees with minnows and wax worms.   BLUEGILL: Excellent: Fish being caught on red worms, night crawlers, and wax worms in the shallows. Lots of big ones!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: A few fish are biting on rubber worms.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are finding fish in close with chicken livers, blood cheesebait, and night crawlers. Check out the shallower water levels.

West Central

Sangchris, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: No word on Bass from the past week.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: on most baits.   CRAPPIE: Fair to Slow: on minnows with best fish 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: on plastics, jigs, crankbaits & spinnerbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: on cut baits & dip bait.   CRAPPIE: Slow to Slow: on minnows.   WHITE BASS: Fair: on jig/twisters, bladebaits, and a few on in-line spinners - watch for surface feeding action.

South

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.