Fishing reports from the Department of Natural Resources can provide great information. Conservation officers are talking to fisherman every day and they often have the most up to date reports. Here are some sources by state.
Michigan DNR fishing reports are update every Thursday and cover each region of the state including each of the great lakes and major inland lakes.
Michigan DNR Online Fishing Report
Phone Fishing Report: 517-373-0908
Ohio DNR fishing reports include the Ohio Weekly Fishing Report, Lake Erie Fishing Report, Ohio River Fishing Report, and Fishing Prospects for each area of the state. Reports are updated every Thursday.
Ohio DNR Online Fishing Report
Phone Fishing Report 1-800-WILDLIFE (945-3543)