Central Ohio Fishing Report – December 7th, 2012
Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties)
Anglers fishing below the spillway for saugeyes are running into an inconsistent bite, reports Bob Mathie of Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Mathie said the crappie bite has also been slow, but a few anglers are fishing for them at Heron Bay.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992
Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County)
A few saugeyes are being caught below the spillway by anglers casting suspending jerk baits, such as Husky Jerks and Rogues. Good colors are blue chrome and clown. A slow retrieve is proving the best presentation right now.
Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, Pickaway counties)
Fishing pressure has been light at this central Ohio lake. Expect much of the same through the holiday season, after which anglers will be fishing for saugeyes below the spillway.
Mary’s Bait Shop, 740-869-3597
Clendening Lake (Harrison County)
Anglers are vertically jigging blade baits off the bridges at Clendening to pick up a few saugeyes.
Pitstop/Star Fire Express (Martins Ferry), 740-633-3170
Leesville Lake (Carroll County)
Anglers are still catching muskies in good numbers. Fish are being reported at 40 inches or better.
Pitstop/Star Fire Express (Martins Ferry), 740-633-3170.