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[Perch]   [Brown Trout]   [Brook Trout]   [Rainbow Trout]   [Lake Trout]   [Trout in General] [Catfish]   [Largemouth Bass]
[Smallmouth Bass]    [ Walleye]   [Muskie / Muskellunge]   [Northern Pike]   [Bluegill]   [Crappie]   [Flier]   [Sunfish]  
[Red Breast Sunfish]   [Spotted Sunfish]   [Red Ear Sunfish]   [Warmouth]

 

Perch

Where They Live

What They Eat

Perch live in lakes and ponds with slightly deeper water; larger perch like depths of 10 to 50 feet.

Perch hang out together in schools, so . . .

Where there is one . . .

there are probably MORE!

 
minnows
worms
grasshoppers
crayfish
artificial spinners
jigs

 

Brown Trout

Where They Live

What They Eat

In Lakes and streams where the water is cool and clean.

They usually hide under a log or the stream bank. they are wary creatures that scare easily.

 
worms
grasshoppers / crickets
artificial flies
artificail spinners

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Brook Trout

Where They Live

What They Eat

In Lakes and streams where the water is cool and clean enough for them to survive. They need cooler water than rainbow and brown trout.

these fish are usually small and fairly fragile.

They can be found hiding behind rocks, stick, and logs. You will have to sneak up on them!

 

worms
grasshoppers / crickets
salmon eggs
artificial flies
artificail spinners

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Rainbow Trout

Where They Live

What They Eat

In Lakes and streams where the water is cool and clean.

In streams they will usually be found near the faster water in the cover of the rocks or logs.

Because of state stocking programs, trout streams will often be matked by signs.

 
worms
grasshoppers / crickets
salmon eggs
artificial flies
artificail spinners

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Lake Trout

Where They Live

What They Eat

In the deep water of cold lakes. they may be very deep, so you will probably need LOTS of line on your reel.

In the spring, they spawn (lay eggs) in the shallow water and can be caught with artificial flies.

 

artificial spoons
artificial spinners
minnows
artificial flies

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Catfish

Where They Live

What They Eat

Prefer really warm, slow water in rivers and lakes. They can be found on the bottom, so a weight and bobber will work great! Catfish like to feed at night so they use a sense of smelland touch to identify thier food.

WARNING: The dorsal and pectoral spines on a catfish carry a toxin that will irritate your hands. Use gloves when removing them from your hook!

 

minnows
dough balls
cheese (especially Limburger)
crayfish

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Largemouth Bass

Where They Live

What They Eat

In lakes with warmer water.Usually found near the shore in weed beds, under lilly pads or around sunken logs, trees and stumps.

These fish are ferocious feeders, so when they take your bait they will give your rod a jolt!

worms
crayfish
crickets
surface plugs
artificial worms
popping bugs
artificial flies
plastic worms
spinners
bug shiners
and
shiner minnows

Fishing Methods: (Fly casting - Bait Casting)  

Smallmouth Bass

Where They Live

What They Eat

 

In streams with water slightly cooler than preferred by their largemouth cousins.

They like to be around rocks and boulders and will chase your bait before they take it, so, be patient!

worms
crayfish
crickets
minnows
hellgrammites
underwater plugs
artificial spinners
popping bugs
artificial spoons

Walleye

Where They Live

What They Eat

They live in large lakes with hard, rocky bottoms.

If you can find a place where the edge of the lake drops off into the deep water - drop your line right there at the edge, DEEP!

 
minnows
worms
spinners with worms
jigs with worms or minnows

Muskellunge
or
Muskie

Where They Live

What They Eat

Muskellunge's spend most of their time in the deep water of lakes, but they like to feed in the weeds.

Most muskies are caught while trolling  (slowly pulling your lure along) behind a moving boat.

WARNING:
Be very careful removing a Muskellunge from your hook!
Their teeth are very sharp!!!

 

minnows
worms
spinners with worms
jigs with worms or minnows

Northern Pike

Where They Live

What They Eat

A Northern Pike can be found in slow-moving streams and the weedy shallows of lakes, under logs and lilly pads and besides stumps. They are aggressive feeders and eat other forms of aquatic life. They even eat small ducks and muskrats.

WARNING:
If you should happen to catch a Pike, be very careful removing it from your hook. It's teeth are very sharp and can cut your hands.

 

minnows

frogs
(real or artificial)

large artificial plugs
 (underwater and surface)

big spoons

Bluegill
Crappie
Flier
Sunfish
Red Breast Sunfish
Spotted Sunfish
Red Ear Sunfish
Warmouth

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