Fishing slowed a bit this week with the cooler temperatures, but walleye are still being caught in the same places with a few changes in bait preferences. Crappie fishing has started to pick up with fish caught in deeper water with anglers from boats.
Mahoning River (Alliance): Fishing has been good near the dam with anglers that are wading with VibEs and throwing Gulp minnows on 1/8 oz jigheads.
Lake Milton Spillway: The fishing has been the best here over the past week with most anglers catching fish on Jigging Raps and a few being caught on VibEs as well.
Berlin Lake 224 Bridge/Causeway: This spot has also been solid still despite the cooler weather we have had. Husky Jerks, Rippin Raps, and VibE's have produced the best.
West Branch Dam: This was the spot to start the latest and has produced fish despite the cold weather. This is a great spot to target musky and walleye simultaneously. Try Bomber Long As, Hit Sticks, and Husky Jerks.
Crappie are starting to be caught in deeper water with anglers from boats fishing Panfish Assassins and small Gulp Minnows. We have yet to hear of any shore spots picking up with the colder weather we have had.
Perch fishing has still been good at the Lake Milton Spillway and should continue to improve as the walleye move on from their spawn. Usually we see limits of nice sized perch as soon as the walleye run is done (look for this to be about 6-10 days from now). Target perch with redworms and dugworms.