The fishing this past week has been some of the best it’s been all year, with reports of limits of crappie from both Berlin and near Rockhill. Walleye have also been caught on and off throughout the week. With the cooler temperatures in the morning, the fishing has improved and would be a great time to target either crappie or walleye on Berlin!
-Small minnows and Jigs/Panfish Assassins tipped with maggots has been the go to for those fishing near Rockhill. The fishing has slowed a bit there but was still very productive over the last few days.
-Anglers wading near Wagner road have also done well with Panfish Assassins and 1/16oz jigs.
-On Berlin by boat, the sunken island has been holding crappie, as well as the railroad trestle, and under the 224 bridge. Sizes have varied, but multiple reports have said 2-3 man limits in the last few days with almost all fish over 10″. Jigs and Panfish Assassins as well as small minnows fished about 6-8 feet down have all produced fish. Also, #5 joined flicker shads have done well and produced crappie for those looking to troll.
We got a reliable report of both walleye and perch being caught under the 225 bridge right near the shop this week. First time we’ve heard of that at this time of the year!
Walleye have been mixed in with catfish with most anglers that are trolling. North of the 224 bridge has been one of the best areas and most of our reports are being caught on flicker shads with Leadcore line or Flicker Minnows in 9s/11s.
Anglers fishing blade baits (Gold VibE’s especially) have also done well North of the 224 bridge with better fishing being reported at night, but still picking up fish during the day. Look for points, ledges, and drop offs for fish that are holding in deeper water.
-Catfish have been mixed in on Berlin with Anglers trolling for walleye with bigger fish being caught near the 224 bridge and the dam later in the evening.
-For those fishing from shore, our “Classified” catfish recipe has been extremely popular this week and has caught a ton of catfish from Deer Creek, under the 225 bridge, and near the spillway at Berlin.