Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – This 1,017-acre lake north of Columbus consistently provides quality crappie fishing. As the water temperature warms, fish will move to deeper water with cover; try fishing drop-offs containing stumps or other wood. Crappies must be 9 inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish can be caught using cut baits and shrimp, especially in the upper part of the lake. For largemouth bass, fish shoreline cover, riprap, and secondary drop-offs with crankbaits, tubes, and creature baits. Largemouth bass must be 12 inches or longer to keep.
Kokosing Lake (Knox County) – This lake of 149 acres in Knox County is limited to outboard motors of 10 horsepower or less. Largemouth bass are being caught around shoreline cover and along the dam using crankbaits and tubes. Bluegills are in shallow areas; try wax worms or nightcrawlers under a bobber. Crappies have moved to deeper water. Use minnows or crappie jigs fished under a slip bobber around cover or the old creek channel for best results. Channel catfish can be caught on chicken livers, shrimp, or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.
Rush Creek Lake (Fairfield County) – June is a good month for largemouth bass in this 273-acre lake east of Lancaster. Use plastic worms, tubes, and crankbaits around shoreline cover, riprap, and standing trees. Bass must be 15 inches or longer to keep. Crappies are beginning to move to deeper cover. Minnows and slip bobbers work best. Carp are abundant and can be caught on dough balls; fish the back of coves. This lake has a good channel cat population so try cut bait, chicken liver, or shrimp. The lake has a 10-horsepower limit for boat motors.