Past Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters


Rivers

Fox River - North —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Great fishing for channel catfish. The night bite is the best, but the cats can be caught during the day. Stink bait and cut bait are my best recommendation.

Mississippi - Anna/Jonesboro-Gorham —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Look for fish at Kincaid Lake in 10 to 12 feet of water with minnows.   BLUEGILL: Good: Toss a cricket in shallow water near weed lines or weed beds.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Lots of fish being caught at Kincaid lake off the end of points with crawdad colored crankbaits. Summer patterns - Go early or late!   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Fishermen using gold fish on trot lines. Bank poles are also popular.

Mississippi - Belleville —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: An angler reported catching a 8 pounder with a spinner bait this past week; chartreuse is a great color. Best during early morning or later evening hours.  BLUEGILL: Good: Fishermen catching fish with wax worms. Lots of small sizes, but also a decent sized one once in a while.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Some nice sized Blue Catfish and Channel Catfish are being taken with mostly night crawlers; some with stink bait from the Lakes. Pool 26 on the river some big 30 pounders are being pulled in with neon night crawlers, cut bait, and shad.

Mississippi - Lock & Dam 21 —  BLUEGILL: Good: Bluegill are being reeled in with minnows, wax worms, and jigs; blue or gold colors are popular.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Some 5 to 6 pounders being reeled in with lures from the river. Best during early morning or later evening hours with spinnerbaits, minnows, and road runners. Area ponds are also producing.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Some 4 and 5 pounders have been caught trolling stink bait and chicken liver also check out the holes or up creeks. There will be a Twisted Catfish Outdoors Catfish Tournament coming up on July 30th from 7:00 to 3:00 in Quincy; check out the details at Weimelts Bait Shop.

Mississippi - Pool 13 Savanna —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Some fish are being taken with minnows suspended in area lakes and ponds in deep levels near brush or cover.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Look for fish near weed beds or weed lines with crickets or wax worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Some fish are being caught with night crawlers, leeches, and stink bait. Check out the area creeks.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 East Moline —  CARP: Fair to Good: Look for fish in creeks and along the edges of the river with worms, corn, or homemade dough baits.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: FUN for everyone! Catching fish with wax worms near weed beds and weed lines of area ponds, lakes, and the canal.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots! Some Spawning Conditions: Check out the filled creeks and edges with worms. Anglers also successful on the Mississippi by floating leeches near rocks.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 Rock Island —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Toss a minnow or jig and minnow along the shorelines of area ponds.   BLUEGILL: Good: Look for fish on beds with a wax worm or red wiggler in fairly shallow water levels in the Hennepin Canal.   STRIPED BASS: Fair to Good: Steel Dam is producing on jigs, twister tails, or shallow running crankbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: The Steel Dam on the Rock River is producing and the Milan Bridge on chicken liver, night crawlers, and dip baits. Creeks at Milan are also a popular area for both channel catfish and flathead catfish.  SMALLMOUTH BASS: Fair: Anglers have picked up a few fish from Sylvan Slough.

Mississippi - Pool 18 Gladstone —  BLUEGILL: Good: Fish are hitting on wax worms everywhere along weed lines or cover.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Nice sized fish are being taken from the river and Gladstone Lake along the edges and near rocks with night crawlers; also check out the creeks.

Mississippi - Pool 21 Quincy —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Angler are getting bites with wax worms, minnows, and jigs near weed beds and weed lines.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen have been successful using stink bait, night crawlers, and cut shad along the shorelines.

Mississippi - Pool 25-26 Grafton —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish biting on a few crickets in area ponds and lakes. Fish near weed pockets and weed lines or structure.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fish biting on night crawlers, shad and stink bait. Early morning or later evening hours best. Gold fish are popular bait for flathead catfish.

Mississippi - Pool 26 Alton —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Look for fish in deeper water levels of area lakes and ponds with a minnow near brush or cover.   BLUEGILL: Good: Cast a cricket or wax worm near shallow weed lines or weed pockets.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Fish being caught this week with mostly night crawlers from area lakes. Flathead Catfish are being caught with gold fish and stink bait from deeper holes. Later evening fishing is best.

Mississippi - Pool Woodriver —  CRAPPIE: Good: Gillespie Lake has been a good successful place to fish this week. Put a medium sized shiner in approximately 8 feet of water near cover or brush.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fish are biting on crickets, red wigglers, or wax worms near weed lines of area lakes and ponds. Fun for kids!   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for fish in rainfilled creeks with worms. Also check out newly covered weeds or grass. Favorite baits are skip jack, shad, night crawlers, large minnnows, and cut bait on bank poles or trot lines in the river. Anglers catching limits at Carlyle Lake this past week.

Mississippi- St. Clair —  CRAPPIE: Spotty: Look for fish with a minnow or jig and minnow in deeper water levels at Horseshoe Lake, Jones Park Lake, and Frank Holten Lake.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish are being taken with medium shiners and red wigglers. Look for some fish near weed lines, structure or cover.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen are successful with night crawlers, medium sized shinners, shad, skip jack, or Geno's stink Bait in fairly shallow levels along the shorelines of the river and at Jones Park Lake.

Ohio - Golconda, Smithland Pool —  CRAPPIE: Slower: Just a few fish are still being caught in area ponds and lakes with mostly minnow; many have moved out into a little deeper levels.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fish biting on crickets, worms, and minnows near deeper weed lines.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Spinner baits, plastics, rubber worms, and small crankbaits are popular. Look for them off points. A recent tournament reported 20 boats participating; another tournament coming up this weekend; don't miss out! Best during early mornings or later evenings.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Night crawlers and stink bait are producing along the edges with bank poles.

Ohio - Olmstead to Brookport —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Mermet Lake is still producing a few on minnows in deeper water levels near brush or cover.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Some fish are being taken with a cricket, or red wiggler near the shallow weed lines.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fish have been hitting on spinners, poppers, and topwater lures in close to the banks. Early mornings and later evenings best.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to 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. Night time fishing is best!   CARP: Good: Anglers are catching nice sized fish with night crawlers and homemade dough baits along the edges.

Ohio - Shawneetown, Metropolis —  CRAPPIE: Slower: Area lakes and ponds are producing a few on minnows and jigs. Check out Mermet Lake in deeper water levels near brush or cover.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Anglers are casting red worms, meal worms, or crickets near shallower weed lines or structure.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Minnows, shad guts, cut bait, and night crawlers are being used on bank poles, trot lines, and fishing from a boat. Check out the creeks, river, and area lakes along the shorelines. Look for fish along the banks near grain loading facilities and near the mouths of creeks.

Rock - Byron-Dixon —  SMALLMOUTH BASS: Slow: A few fish are being found with minnows in deep water of lakes and ponds.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Slow: Anglers are finding a few largemouth bass with minnows.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Big ones being taken with shrimp, chicken liver, and cut bait. Trot lines are being baited with minnows.  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Quite a few being caught in the 8 to 10 pound range. Night time fishing best with bank poles and trot lines baited with live baits: gold fish is popular bait.   FRESHWATER DRUM: Good: Fishermen pulling in fish from the shallows with worms.   CARP: Very Good: Lots of Nice sized fish are biting on night crawlers, corn, and dough baits.

Rock - Carbon Cliff —  CARP: Fair to Good: Look for fish along the edges with worms, corn, or dough baits. Best during later evening hours when fish are feeding.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on wax worms in the canal and area lakes near weed beds.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots! Some spawning conditions: Check out the creeks and weeds. Nice sized fish being caught in the river near rocks by floating leeches.

Rock - Freeport —  CRAPPIE: Slow: A few minnows are being used in deeper levels (20 to 25 feet) of area lakes near structure.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fishermen are using crickets, Hellgrammites, and wax worms in area at Apple Canyon Lake. Some nice sized fish taken near weed beds and weed lines.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Spawning Conditions: Fish are biting on leeches and night crawlers at Apple Canyon Lake or Grubb Tails at Summer Set Lake.

Rock - Milan —  WALLEYE: Fair to Good: Anglers picking up fish near the wing dams with leeches and crankbaits.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are catching fish with Sonny's stink bait or C.J. stink bait.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fish are biting mostly on topwater lures and baits.

Rock - Rock Falls —  CRAPPIE: Slow to Fair: Wax worms are producing fish at Rockwood Lake and area ponds.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Rockwood Lake is a great place to fish. Put a wax worm under a bobber near weed beds or weed lines.   WALLEYE: Fair: Anglers are finding some fish in the river at the lower dam with bluegill for bait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for them along the edges with stink bait, chicken liver, or night crawlers with bank poles or from a boat. Best during later evening hours.

Rock - Rockford —  WALLEYE: Good: Wade the Kishwaukee or troll the rivers with crankbaits.  BLUEGILL: Fair; wax worms, red wigglers, and leaf worms are producing in shallow levels along with Berkleys fake wax worms and minnows in area lakes and ponds near structure and weed lines.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Very Good: Anglers have been finding fish in old gravel quarries using Worm rubber worm, night crawlers on a hook and split shot in deep water - throw it as far and deep as you can and reel it in slowly. Slip bobbers with a leech or night crawler works for suspended fish in 20 feet deep. Also try fake worms. Best during early morning and later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Fish are biting in the channel, in holes, along the banks, and near brush on stink bait. Flathead Catfish are being taken with big sucker minnows and bluegill. They like hot weather. Bounce bait on the bottom of the channels. Fish the shallow flats and near the banks at night.

Wabash - Grayville —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: 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: Put live bait, a bluegill, or green sunfish on a bank pole or trot line during later evening and night time hours along the banks or in deeper holes.   CARP: Fair to Good: Some fish being caught along the edges with night crawlers and in commercial nets.

Wabash - Mt. Carmel —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Bank poles and trot lines baited with live bait or stink bait are producing, and commercial hoop nets are catching some nice sized fish.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fish being taken with trot lines and bank poles baited with live bait along the edges or from deeper holes. Night time hours best.

Wabash - New Harmony —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: 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 bank poles.  FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fish are being caught from the river with trot lines and bank poles baited with live bait along the shorelines or in deep holes. Best during night time hours.

Wabash - New Haven —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Anglers have found some nice sized fish with jigs, frogs, spinnerbaits, and shallow diving crankbaits at ponds, lakes, and an area gravel pits. Best fishing during early morning or later evening hours.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Nice sized fish biting on wax worms and crickets in area ponds and lakes.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Bank poles and trot lines are being bated with live bait. Look for fish near rocks and in holes.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair to Good: Best fishing during night time hours with a bank pole and live bait.

Northeast

Atwood, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Senkos, buzz baits, and top water baits will all work well for bass.

Fox Chain O'Lakes - 1 —  MUSKIE: Top water and Bucktails for muskies is a good choice.

Michigan-Central/North Lake —  YELLOW PERCH: There were a few perch that showed up at the end of last week. Then the winds swung around to the northeast on Saturday and shut them right down.

Michigan-North, Lake —  COHO SALMON: Coho salmon have been caught. The best water level has been 40- to 90-ft. of water in the morning, and 90- to 130-ft. later in the day. A white flasher with white fly, and Moonshine's Green Jeans spoon have been very good baits for all species.   CHINOOK SALMON: Kings also caught this past week. See description in Coho salmon above.   RAINBOW TROUT: Steelhead and also lake trout were caught. Same description as Coho.   BROWN TROUT: A few brown trout have been taken by the shore fishermen this past week.

Michigan-South, Lake —  YELLOW PERCH: Perch fishing is spotty with just a few reports of fish being taken.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth bass have moved out a bit deeper near the break walls with deep running crank baits or blade baits and jigs.  CHINOOK SALMON: Salmon were last reported 12 miles off the shore of Chicago  LAKE TROUT: Trout were also last reported 12 miles off the shore of Chicago.

Three Oaks Recreation Area —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Senkos, buzz baits, and top water baits will all work well for bass.

East Central

Bloomington, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around deeper parts of cover with a few on topwater early.   BLUEGILL: Fair: but many small fish on waxies and crickets.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: on most baits at dawn or at dusk.   CRAPPIE: Fair: on minnows with some on jigs around deeper cover(brush) and around ends of docks with deeper water.

Charleston Side Channel —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Fishermen are using minnows in deeper levels suspended near brush piles.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Small minnows, crickets, and wax worms are producing around weed beds.  HYBRID STRIPED BASS: Slower: Early morning or later evening hours are best. Some keepers are being taken from near the aeration area with chicken liver or worms.  SAUGER: Slower: Some nice sized fish are being taken with rattletraps and crankbaits from near the rip-rap. Night fishing is the most productive for both sauger and walleye.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Homemade Cheese bait and leeches are producing in the deeper holes. Some Flathead Catfish are being pulled in with live bait, cut bait, and shad guts on bank poles from the deeper holes.

Clinton Lake —  WALLEYE: Fair: 3rd best success this week: Check out the deeper water areas. Fish being caught with a night crawler and/or minnow.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Anglers finding some fish in the cold end of the lake in deeper water.   BLUEGILL: Good: 2nd best success this week: Look for them in the cooler end of the lake near deeper weed lines with wax worms, small jigs, or red worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Best success in the lake this week: Bite is On! Fish being caught with any and all meaty baits all over the main lake. Shad, Big Minnows, liver, or cheesebait. Warmer water areas best.

Dawson Lake —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Look for fish in deeper water levels with minnows near brush or cover.   BLUEGILL: Good: Fish are biting on worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Stink bait and worms are producing along the edges near timber or laydowns.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Best fishing is during the later evening hours. Fish have been hitting on spinnerbaits down the center of the lake. Some nice sized fish have been caught.

Decatur, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slow: They took a dive into deeper water with the hot weather temperatures; lower a minnow near brush or cover; catching just a few along Route 105 and below the dam.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Some Fishermen have been successful getting hits on spinnerbaits, crankbaits, or jigs. Early morning or later evening hours best.   WALLEYE: Fair: Just a few fish have been taken from near the boat ramp (walk the ramp) and below the dam with sliders or leeches.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are finding some fish along Route 105, Route 36, and up the river with shad, shad guts, stink bait, and skip jack.   WHITE BASS: Fair to Good: Look for White Bass and Striped Bass biting below the dam.   CARP: Fair to Good: Watch for fish feeding along the edges; biting on night crawlers or corn.

Evergreen Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around deep ends of timber and weed edges with a few on topwater early.   BLUEGILL: Fair: fish on wax worms and crickets around shore cover.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Slow: on most baits.   CRAPPIE: Slow to Fair: on minnows around and over deeper cover.   SAUGER: Slow: this past week.

Lincoln Trail Lake —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fishermen are fishing with night crawlers during night time and early morning hours. Both shoreline and boat fishermen have been successful.   BLUEGILL: Excellent: Cast a cricket near weed beds or weed lines.   REDEAR SUNFISH: Excellent: Quietly lower a red wiggler, meal worm or wax worm near structure to just above them and wait for the bite!   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Fish have been hitting on top water lures and spinner baits near brush or laydowns. Early morning and later evening hours best.

Mattoon, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Spotty: A few fish are biting on minnows or jigs near submerged brush piles in 9 to 11 feet of water.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Pretty Good: Spinnerbaits or small crankbait near weeds or cover are popular. Best success during early and later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are fishing from the banks and drift fishing with shad, night crawlers, or shrimp.

Mill Creek Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Hit and miss with minnows and jigs; fish are scattered in deep levels near submerged brush.   BLUEGILL: Good: Wax worms are producing under a bobber near structure, and weed lines or weed beds.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Lots nice sized fish have been caught with crankbaits off points in 5 to 15 feet of water. Anglers are trolling; fish are scattered.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Spotty: Hit and Miss: Fishing with cheesebait and blood baits; best during early morning or later evening hours hours.

Mingo, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Topwater baits have attracted attention during early morning or later evening hours near rocks or laydowns.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Wax worms are getting hits near weed beds or weed lines. Look for larger fish in deeper water levels.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Very Good: Look for fish back in the sticks/woods with shad and chicken liver.

Paradise, Lake —  CRAPPIE: Spotty: Look for fish in deeper water; at least 10 feet deep or more; use minnows around brush.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Fish are biting on wax worms under a bobber near deeper docks, structure, or near weed beds and lines.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fairly Good: Several nice sized fish are being caught near cover with plastics, jigs, or spinner baits. Best during early morning or later evening hours.

Paris Twin Lakes —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Smaller sized fish are being caught near the dam in the 4 to 5 inch range with a minnow.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good: Catching fish up to 5 pounds with jigs, and a few on minnows. Mostly artificial baits. A recent tournament reported good results. Early morning and later evening hours are best.   WALLEYE: Good: Look for fish along the piers and near the boat ramp on the main lake with jigs. White color is popular. Fish seem to like a rocky bottom.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Look for Channel Catfish along the edges near brush or cover 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 with live bait. Night fishing is popular.

Shelbyville, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Look for fish in deep water with crawdad plastic lures off the main lake points. Smaller sizes seem to be biting the best.   WALLEYE/SAUGER: Good: Several under 14 inches being found, but also a few in the 14 to 19 inch range. Look for them off the main lake points by trolling crankbaits, blade baits, or jig and twister tail. Also try worms on the flats.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers finding fish with chicken liver and some leeches. Trot lines are also being used baited with skip jack.   WHITE BASS: Good: Look for some fish during late evening hours near deeper ledges and drop-offs; troll and jig spoons, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or blade baits.

Vermilion, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Almost Fair: Look for fish with wax worms near cover. The bigger sizes are in deeper levels.  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Best during early morning and later evening hours for peak fishing time. The main lake is better than the river system. Cast topwater baits near rocks.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Cast shad and chicken liver near docks. Night time fishing best. Anglers catching shad at the lake with throw nets to use for bait.

Walnut Point Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Look for fish in 15 feet of water over submerged trees with minnows or a jig tipped with a minnow.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Decent: Bluegill & Redear: Some really nice sized fish being caught on red worms, wax worms in 5 to 6 feet of water near structure.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Spotty: The fish that have been caught recently were on a rubber worm.  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fish have been biting on chicken livers and night crawlers near trees and brush.

West Central

Prairie Lake (Site M) —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to good. Fisherman caught six weighting between 4.5 to 6 lbs each this past weekend.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to spotty   MUSKIE: Fair to spotty

Sangchris, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastic, jigs & spinnerbait around deep parts of timber cover or weededges.   BLUEGILL: Fair near shore cover.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good using most baits.   CRAPPIE: Good using minnows around deep cover.

Silver Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Excellent using plastic worms & spinnerbaits.   BLUEGILL: Excellent using crickets & mealworms.   CRAPPIE: Good using minnows   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair using nightcrawlers.   SAUGER: Fair using jigs.

Springfield, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, jigs, crankbaits & spinnerbaits. In the mornings are best.   BLUEGILL: Fair to spotty using wax worms & some crickets.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good using cut baits, liver & dip bait early in the day. Some nice flatheads caught also.   WHITE BASS: Spotty using jig/twisters, bladebaitts & spinnerbait. Early in the day.

South

Crab Orchard Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair using leeches.   BLUEGILL: Fair to spotty using wax worms & crickets.   CRAPPIE: Fair using minnows & jigs.

Newton Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Good using plastic.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good using stinkbait & liver.

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.