Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – February 15th, 2013

Hocking River (Athens County)

Anglers with cabin fever desiring to wet a line might try the Hocking River, according to reports. Anglers have reported catching smallmouth bass. Try the Athens area of the river for the best prospects.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427.

Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County)

Anglers have been hitting open water on Salt Fork, but the bite hasn’t been the best. The most successful fishermen have been jigging VIB-”E”s in a variety of colors to catch carp, catfish and a few crappies. No one is reporting catching saugeyes, which most anglers are trying for but without any success.

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County)

This 1,403-acre lake in Muskingum County is virtually off limits for open-water fishermen in the winter due to widely fluctuating water levels. Below the spillway, however, anglers hit it hard. Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply says fishermen have been catching crappies and saugeyes below the dam by jigging minnows. The channel catfish bite should turn on if the weather warms up a bit. Catfish can be caught on cut shad.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992

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