NEA fishing report

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bait sales have been steady at Lake Poinsett with goldfish being sold for those who are putting out lines for catfish with nightcrawlers being the choice of those catfishing with poles. Minnows are the top choice for those going after crappie with crickets and redworms being the top sellers for those fishing for bream.

Crown Lake reports the water clear and at normal level with the bream fishing being excellent on redworms and crickets. Bass is good in the early morning and late afternoon with crankbaits and topwater baits. Chicken liver is attracting the catfish as the crappie fishing continues to be poor.

Trout are biting great on the Spring River with Y2Ks and nymphs working great. Sight fishing has been really good over the last few weeks. Hot pink trout and white Trout Magnets are working good while blue and yellow spinners are working for the spin fishers. The river is looking in tiptop shape.

White River near Newark had no reports on bream, crappie or catfish but say the bass are biting fairly on spinnerbaits, topwater baits and soft plastic worms. Walleye fishing has been fair when using minnows or jigheads.

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