Central Ohio Fishing Report – November 9th, 2012

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties)

As water temperatures continue to cool, hybrid striped bass will feed more actively. Try chicken livers fished on the bottom or troll spinners along the north shore from Seller’s Point to the north boat ramp at State Rt. 79. Channel catfish are being taken right now using cut bait on the bottom. Crappies from 10 to 13 inches are active; use minnows and jigs around points especially in the east half of the lake.
O’Shaughnessy Reservoir – This 912-acre reservoir north of Columbus is a good place to catch largemouth bass, crappies and saugeyes. For largemouth bass, try tubes, and creature baits around shoreline cover, drop-offs, and points. Crappies are being caught around woody cover; use minnows or jigs suspended by a bobber. Saugeyes are active in the southern end of the reservoir. Use crankbaits and jigs with nightcrawlers fished close to the bottom for best results.

Indian Lake (Logan County)

Saugeyes are being caught along south bank and around the Moundwood and Dream bridge areas. Crankbaits and worm harnesses fished near the bottom usually produce good results. Electrofishing surveys indicate there is a large population of saugeyes. Anglers are catching largemouth bass in the canals around cover. Anglers should try spinnerbaits, tubes and crankbaits. Crappies are active around woody structure and any standing vegetation; use minnows and jigs for best results. 

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