Indiana Fishing report
Written by South Bend Trbune   
Saturday, 20 November 2004 19:27

Walleyes and muskies are providing the most consistent action for Michiana anglers.? And steelhead? They're there, says Dave Meuninck of the Bodine Hatchery in Mishawaka, but they haven't been biting well.

"We've recorded more than 6,500 steelhead and 1,000 salmon passing through the South Bend dam," said Meuninck. "Fish are being caught, but not as well as we would expect. Perhaps rain this week will get them going again."

Walleyes, meanwhile, are stealing the news. Dick Parker of Parker's Bait and Tackle in Mishawaka said an angler came in with a limit of walleyes taken from Central Park.

"He caught them on Husky Jerks (Rapala)," said Parker. "Another angler caught a 7-pounder on a jig and minnow."

Mike McNulty said walleye anglers fishing the river above Twin Branch were doing fairly well with minnows fished in 20 feet of water.

"I'm hearing about a lot of guys fishing crawlers for steelhead who are catching walleyes instead," said McNulty.

Muskies have been going nuts in Kosciusko County, according to Andy Peppercorn of the Tackle Box in North Webster.

"We're seeing a lot of 40 to 49-inchers caught from just about all of the lakes (Webster, Tippecanoe and Barbee Chain)," he explained. "The fish are fairly shallow -- 4 to 6 feet -- and they're coming on suckers or topwater lures."

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