MARTINSVILLE INDIANA

Fishing report*Up-Date 09/10/2010***
Fishing in farm ponds around Martinsville Indiana has been picking up. Some nice catch's of bluegill being taken. Bee moth and night crawlers are catching fish on bottom in 15 to 25 feet deep water.. Note: some ponds are producing better than others. In general the deeper ponds are producing better than shallow ones.**Buzz-baits have been catching bass mornings. Some nice channel cat fish being caught on cut bait and night crawlers at night.
Some crappie being taken in 5 to 20 feet deep water. Slip bobbers and minnows are catching some fish. Bass fishing has picked up. Plastic baits are catching fish. Buzz-baits are taking bass in the early morning hours.

The Martinsville Indiana city park is giving up some bluegill. Some catfish being taken early mornings and late evenings.*Small bass being caught around the bank.
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Foxcliff lakes (No Change) are giving up nice bluegill and a few crappie. Fish are 10 to 18 feet deep and anglers are catching them on slip bobbers. Bass are hitting on plastic baits, spinnerbaits, and top-waters at night.*

Patton Lake near Martinsville Indiana (Wibur area) has slowed up just a little. Bass are being caught around structure on plastic baits at mid-day. Yellow belly catfish being caught on night crawlers. Bluegills tight to structure about 15 feet deep.
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Shierman Estate lakes (No Change): Fishing has been improving with some bluegill and bass being caught. Some catfish being taken at night. Fishing is still just a little slow.

* Painted Hills Lakes near Martinsville: A good bite for bluegill. Bass being taken along outside weed lines on plastics, crank baits. Bluegill are being caught off of or around docks in deep water.

White river fishing in and near Martinsville:* White river Martinsville Indiana to Washington: . A few flatheads being caught between Indianapolis and Washington on live bait. The Gosport to Washington area is giving up some quality flathead cat fish. Lots of gar being caught by flathead anglers. A few smallmouth and largemouth bass being taken all along the river.
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The area along Indiana 39 and 67 at the IPL dam was checked last Monday by Indiana DNR and Indiana conservation Officer B. Knoy. I'm not sure about any arrest, but about 15 people were written citations or arrested. Our thanks to Office Knoy for helping clean up this problem area along the river. Let's keep this area of the river safe, beautiful and litter free. I encourage DNR to keep putting on the pressure at this location