Past Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Summaries for all waters


Rivers

Mississippi - Anna/Jonesboro-Gorham —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Anglers finding some during late evenings while feeding with minnows in upper Kincaid lake.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Ponds and clear water creeks are producing on red wigglers and crickets near weed beds.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Hitting 10 inch rubber worms off the end of points.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish are eating crawdads up in the timber in the backwater areas. Trot lines being tied in the trees during the high water and baited with cut silver carp.   CARP: Good: Night crawlers are attracting attention in backwater areas. Some bow fishing.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish are being taken with gold fish. Night time fishing best. Check out holes during the day time and along the edges at night.

Mississippi - Belleville —  BLUEGILL: Good: Smaller sized fish. Lots - but small; hitting on wax worms, crickets, and red wigglers near weed lines during later evening hours.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Fishermen are trolling tube jigs; black and chartreuse colors have been popular.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Nice sized fish being taken. Also some blue catfish being caught. with Stink bait, cut bait, and night crawlers.   YELLOW PERCH: Fair to Good: Large sized fish being caught by trolling night crawlers or shrimp.

Mississippi - Lock & Dam 21 —  CARP: Fair to Good: Bow fishing activities; also night crawlers are popular in creeks and backwater areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen getting some bites on stink bait, cut bait, and night crawlers in backwater areas, up creeks, eddies, and at the mouths of creeks.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Anglers are picking up fish with crankbaits, topwater baits, frogs, and imitation plastics along weed lines. Early and late hours best.

Mississippi - Pool 13 Savanna —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Anglers finding some fish up creeks and in backwater areas with night crawlers, stink bait, leeches, and some on minnows.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 East Moline —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Picking up some fish from area lakes and ponds with wax worms and red worms along weed beds during later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish in the creeks and mouths of creeks with mostly night crawlers.

Mississippi - Pool 14-15 Rock Island —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Bluegill and Crappie are biting on minnows under a bobber and rooster tails in the Hennepin Canal.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fishermen are successful in the Albany area, Pool 13 and 14 with spinners, top water lures, and top water frogs.   WALLEYE: Slower: Anglers haven't caught as many this week; using twistertails and a jig head.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers using leeches under a bobber at Campbell Island and along the rocks at the Moline River Front. Crawdads and dip bait are also popular.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Live bait is best in the backwater or off channels in the river.

Mississippi - Pool 18 Gladstone —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Gladstone Lake is producing some fish on worms near docks and along weed beds; best during evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Some are being taken from Gladstone Lake with night crawlers, leeches, and dip bait.

Mississippi - Pool 21 Quincy —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen are getting some bites with stink bait, night crawlers, or cut bait in backwater areas, up creeks and at the mouth of creeks.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish in the deeper holes during the daytime with stink bait or live bait and along the edges during night time hours.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few are being found near the wing dams with a jig and twister tail or minnow.

Mississippi - Pool 25-26 Grafton —  CARP: Fair: Look for fish in backwater areas with worms; fish are eating lots of worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Night crawlers and red wigglers are favorite baits in the backwater areas and near mouths of creeks or eddy just out of the current.

Mississippi - Pool 26 Alton —  CARP: Fair to Good: Lots of bow fishing activities! Fish being taken from the backwater areas.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Lots! Fish are on the move; check out sloughs. Nice sized fish eating up night crawlers, gold fish, skip jack, shad, cut bait, and Sonnys stink bait in holes and creeks.

Mississippi - Pool Woodriver —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Look for fish up flooded creeks, sloughs, and backwater areas with night crawlers, stink bait, or liver.   CARP: Fair to Good: Bow fishermen are having fun in the backwater areas.

Mississippi- St. Clair —  BLUEGILL: Good: Area ponds and lakes are producing on wax worms, crickets, and red wigglers near weed lines during later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish are biting on a variety of baits along the shorelines, backwater areas, and up creeks.

Ohio - Golconda, Smithland Pool —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: High water has slowed fishing activities. Look for fish moving up into creeks and backwater areas where worms have washed in.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Creeks producing some: Lusk creek is the most popular with a variety of top water lures, spinner baits, or crankbaits. High water has slowed fishing activities some. A recent tournament had 18 boats participating that headed for the creeks.

Ohio - Olmstead to Brookport —  CARP: Fair to Good: Area creeks and backwater areas are producing with night crawlers. Bow fishermen are also successful and having fun.  BLUEGILL: Good: biting in shallow water levels near shallow weed lines 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 up creeks, sloughs and in backwater areas; trot lines being baited with cut carp.

Ohio - Shawneetown, Metropolis —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Fishermen using minnows, stink bait, and night crawlers up the creeks.   BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Biting on crickets and red worms along shallow weed lines in area lakes and ponds during later evening hours.

Rock - Byron-Dixon —  WALLEYE: Fair: Anglers finding some fish in the outlying areas of the dam and also near the dam with Road runners and leeches.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Catfish are along the shoreline biting on cheesebait, chicken livers, and minnows; later evening hours best.   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Running smaller sized from 7 to 15 pounds; being taken with bluegill, gold fish, suckers, and chubs. Quite a few! Search for holes during the daytime and along the edges during night time hours.

Rock - Carbon Cliff —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Area lakes and ponds are producing fish with wax worms and red worms near weed lines during later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Check out the backwater areas, creeks, and mouths of creeks with night crawlers.

Rock - Freeport —  CRAPPIE: Slow to Fair: Fish hanging out in deeper water over brush and biting on minnows.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Lake Carroll is producing some on mini mites and rubber tails near weed edges; best during later evening hours.   WALLEYE: Fair: A few nice sized fish being taken from Lake Carroll with a jig and twistertail, little leech, or crankbait.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: A fair amount of leeches are being used. Fish are being taken from area creeks.

Rock - Milan —  CRAPPIE: Fair: Wax worms are producing a few fish at Sunset Lake.   BLUEGILL: Good: 1/2 pound fish are being taken from Lake George with pieces of dew worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Anglers are getting hits with a new bait called C.J Monster Bait near the dam. Fish are in the 6.0 pound size range.

Rock - Rock Falls —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Fish are biting on wax worms near weed beds in area ponds and lakes.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Night crawlers are the favorite. Look for them around the edges during later evening hours.

Rock - Rockford —  WALLEYE: Slow to Fair: Look for fish; you have to find them; troll a jig and minnow or jig and twister tail.   BLUEGILL: Good: Rock Cut State Park Lake and backwater brush piles are producing with wax worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Lots! Anglers finding fish everywhere on stink bait, big minnows, and all catfish baits. Fishing from a boat is best   FLATHEAD CATFISH: Good: Fish are aggressively biting; fishermen using suckers and bluegill; good area to find them is in holes during the day and on the flats at night.   CARP: Good: Bow fishermen are having fun taking them' Night crawlers are also attracting their attention in backwater areas.

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

Wabash - Mt. Carmel —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are catching some fish from deeper holes with night crawlers and stink bait during the day and along the edges and on the flats during night time hours.

Wabash - New Harmony —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Look for fish in holes with night crawlers or stink bait. Night time fishing best.

Wabash - New Haven —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Trot lines are being baited with cut carp. Stink bait is attracting attention in holes during the day time and on the flats and edges during night time hours.   CARP: Fair: Some nice sized fish being taken with night crawlers from creeks and by bow fishing.

Northeast

Michigan-North, Lake —  YELLOW PERCH: Very few perch off boat and shore. From boat, 20 to 70 feet of water. Maybe 3 or 4 perch, that's it. Not many boat fishermen for perch.   CHINOOK SALMON: Salmon guys are finding a few fish here and there, between 40 and 60 feet, all the way out to 120 feet.

Michigan-South, Lake —  YELLOW PERCH: Perch fishing has gotten quiet with few reports of fish being taken.   SMALLMOUTH BASS: Some smallmouth have been taken on soft plastics, spoons, and crankbaits.   FRESHWATER DRUM: Good sheephead action, with the fish taking crawfish.

East Central

Bloomington, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, swim jigs and spinnerbaits along outer weed edges and near deep ends on timber.   BLUEGILL: Fair: with small fish around weed edges, sea walls and sea walls.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: on most baits with dip baits for numbers, try along deep weed edges in late evenings..   CRAPPIE: Fair: around deep cover or on trolled crankbaits in about 15-17 foot water.

Charleston Side Channel —  CARP: Fair to Good: Lots of night crawlers selling! Nice sized fish are biting on worms.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish along the shorelines and weed beds with cheesebait or night crawlers. Fish feeding during evening hours.

Clinton Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair: 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 to Good: Off points and near shoreline stumps, and downed trees with crankbaits 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: Fair to Good: On shrimp along the shorelines at night.

Dawson Lake —  CRAPPIE: Good: All over! fish biting by the dam and boat doack on minnows and wax worms.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fish are hitting on a variety of baits down the center of the lake in the channel. Early and later hours best.   WALLEYE: Fair: Minnows and jigs are getting hits in the center of the lake in the channel.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Some fishermen using night crawlers and stink bait around the edges and near weed beds.

Decatur, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Cast a wax worm or red wiggler under a bobber near weed lines during later evening hours.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Night crawlers and stink bait are attracting attention near weeds and edges during later evening hours. Some nice sized fish being taken.

Evergreen Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: on plastics, chatterbaits and crankbaits around deep water points and topwater baits early or late in the day along outer weed edge and around timber.   BLUEGILL: Fair: along shore weed edges on wax worms and crickets.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: on most baits at the mouth of coves.   CRAPPIE: Fair: were somewhat fair on drifting jigs and/or minnows around or over deeper brush and deep weed edge with some on trolled crankbaits.   SAUGER: Saugeye were Slow: on jig/crawler or minnow along breaks.

Lincoln Trail Lake —  CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers using chicken livers and night crawlers near the edges during later evening hours.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Bluegill: Biting on red worms and some crickets under a bobber near weed lines during later evening hours.   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 —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Look for fish with wax worms, red wigglers, and crickets near rocks and docks during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Mornings or late evenings are the best time to fish. Top water lures, spinners, buzz baits, and chatter baits are popular.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair: Anglers are drift fishing along the banks with a variety of catfish baits. Later evening hours are best.

Mill Creek Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Fish hitting on wax worms, crickets, and red wigglers near weed lines during 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: Fair to Good: Fish are biting on chicken livers and stink bait along the edges during later evening hours.

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

Paradise, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair: Anglers finding some fish near rocks, docks, and weed lines with crickets, red wigglers, and wax worms; best during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair to Good: Fish have been hitting on both crankbaits, and top water lures. Early morning and later evening hours are rewarding.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Troll stink bait, cut bait, or night crawlers along the banks during later evening hours.

Paris Twin Lakes —  WALLEYE/SAUGER: Fair: Some nice sized fish are being taken by trolling little shinny lures, jigs, and minnows.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish biting near the edges on cut bait, stink bait, or night crawlers during later evening hours.

Shelbyville, Lake —  BLUEGILL: Fair to Good: Cast wax worms near weed beds, pockets, or edges during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair: Early or later hours are best; crankbaits and topwater lures are both popular.   WHITE BASS: Fair: Anglers trolling jigs, minnows, or imitation plastics.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to Good: Look for fish around newly covered grass around the edges.

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

Walnut Point Lake —  CRAPPIE: Slow: Look for them deeper over brush biting on minnows; best during later evening hours.   BLUEGILL: Fair: Biting on meal worms, wax worms and red wigglers; nice sized fish near brush piles during later evening hours.   LARGEMOUTH BASS: Slow: Smaller sized fish hitting on mainly rubber worms near deep drop offs; Early morning or later evening hours best.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Good: Fish biting near the water grass on night crawlers and chicken livers.

West Central

Prairie Lake (Site M) —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair   BLUEGILL: Fair

Sangchris, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, crankbaits & swimbaits around timber and outer weed edges.   BLUEGILL: Fair along shore weed edges.   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair, but small using cut baits, dip baits & shrimp.   CRAPPIE: Spotty

Springfield, Lake —  LARGEMOUTH BASS: Fair using plastics, chatterbaits & crankbaits. Few on topwater early morning and late evening   CHANNEL CATFISH: Fair to good using most baits.   CRAPPIE: Spotty

South

Forbes Lake —  LAKE TROUT: Fair   CRAPPIE: Fair

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: Good 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.