Berlin Lake Area Fishing Report:
A great weekend of fishing is ahead! The recent rain has brought the water level up to 1.90 feet above normal for this time of year. That is up almost 3 feet from last week. The water level has stabilized since the rain tapered off. Water temp is 54.68°, which is about 4° cooler than last week. The buoy temp at 1 foot deep is 58.57°, which is roughly the same temp as last weekend.
If you are still on the hunt for White Bass, you’re in luck! They are still running! In the shop we have heard reported catches of over 100 fish. The most popular bait used has been 2.5” Gulp Minnows – no contest. Rooster Tails and Road Runners come in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
With the current weather patterns, the walleye fishing has slowed a bit. Fish are still being caught on Fireball Jigs and Whistler Jigs tipped with Nightcrawlers in the southern end of the lake, closer to German Church ramp. Fish are better found in shallow waters, or along the high banks and points. See our Lake Erie Fishing Report if you’re after walleye – fishing for walleye has been excellent up north.
This year has been one of the best for crappie size and numbers caught. We aren’t seeing as many anglers out for crappie, given that it is White Bass season, but Panfish Assassins have been the most popular artificial bait. Live minnows have been a popular choice as well, which you can always find stocked at Tall Tales – it’s our specialty!
If White Bass aren’t your thing, but you are after some excellent fishing, wipers are your fish! Below the Deer Creek spillway has been “the spot” – all the recent rain has made it a can’t miss location! Reports in the shop have been that multiple limits per day are being reached from this area on Gulp Minnows and 1/8 oz jigs.
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