4/9/21 Fishing Report

Berlin Lake Area Fishing Report 4/9/21

Quick Reminder:  We will be having an outdoor event tomorrow featuring Berkley, Penn, Castcray, Plfeuger, and Fenwick.  Meet the factory representatives and learn more about their products!  There will be giveaways, special offers, a game for kids to win prizes, and we will have specials on hot dogs throughout the day.  

Walleye- with water surface temps entering the high 40s to low 50s, we expect to see the walleye transition out of spawning mode and begin to feed.  This would be the time to begin to target bays and willows with Northland Fireball jigs tipped with nightcrawlers if you are fishing Berlin, or try shallow Flicker Shads or Big O’s if you would rather cast for them.  There is a possibility with all of the rain we get that the walleye may make one final push up the Mahoning River before the white bass begin to trickle in. 

Musky-  Musky have moved in below the Lake Milton Spillway and are still being caught near the West Branch dam, but fishing has slowed somewhat at West Branch.  With the rain we are getting over the next few days, expect them to hang out below Lake Milton for a few more days before moving on.  Target them with bucktails and spinnerbaits.  

Crappie-  The crappie bite has been pretty slow, with most anglers targeting them for the first time this week and they are reporting most fish from 7-9”.  Don’t expect the live minnow fishing to pick up until the water hits about 55 degrees.  Instead, try to get reaction strikes with Beetle Spins or Jigs and Panfish Assassins.  

Bluegill-  We have heard plenty of good things about bluegill this week.  Almost all shore fishermen are reporting that they are catching bluegill with nightcrawlers, dug worms, or red worms under a float.  

White Bass-  There have been no white bass reports yet.  Please watch our social media if you would like updates and as soon as we hear something we will post there.  Keep in mind that as social media has grown, the willingness of people to give us reports has plummeted.  This means we will probably hear it well after the run is on its way.  Don’t look for the amount of cars parked on 225.  Every year when the cars are packed, most of the fish have moved on.  With the rain we are getting, you can expect the fish to move in any day now.  Target them with Rooster Tails, Beetle Spins, or Panfish Assassins

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