Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 13th, 2013
Dillon Lake (Muskingum County)
Dillon rarely gets good ice because of fluctuating water levels. Open-water anglers, however, have been catching bluegills and crappies here. Target areas with structure, recommends Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Anglers fishing the spillway area have been catching a few saugeyes. “They’ve been getting a few, but nothing to brag about,” Mathie says.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992
Lake Logan (Hocking County)
Anglers are fishing below the spillway and also the beach for saugeyes with limited success. Jig and minnow combinations is the reported bait of choice.
Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County)
Anglers fishing open water here from boats are picking up a few saugeyes. Ice has formed in most of the coves, but it is far from safe for ice fishing. Giving the extended forecast of higher temperatures and rain, open-water fishing at Salt Fork should continue for the time being. Saugeyes have been reported up to 18 inches here recently. The hot ticket for this one was a Vib-E.
Salt Fork Outdoors, 740-439-4570, www.saltforkoutdoors.com
Seneca Lake (Noble and Guernsey counties)
Anglers fishing the spillway of this lake recently are catching a few saugeyes. This lake has a big problem with snaggers, so it is policed fairly hard by the DNR Division of Wildlife. If you see a snagger, report him or her to the division at 1-800-POACHER.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-589-9930