Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013
Highlandtown Lake (Columbiana County) – Nestled in Columbiana County, this 182-acre lake is offering anglers a variety of options. Anglers fishing from shore are doing very well fishing for catfish and sunfish. Worms and chicken livers fished on the bottom should continue to produce catfish for weeks to come. Sunfish are on beds in most reservoirs in northeast Ohio. A fly rod with a small cork popper or just fishing a pin-min with a piece of worm or wax worm under a bobber should keep you busy reeling in plenty of sunfish. Anglers doing well bass fishing have kept to the bays, mainly flipping jigs.
LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County) – The catfish bite has slowed a bit, but some large fish were reported being caught last week. Tactics that have been working here are similar to other lakes. Walleyes continue to be caught on crankbaits and trolled minnow baits. Sunfish have been on the beds where they can be caught on wax worms fished two to three feet below a bobber.
Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – Anglers fishing near shore are catching largemouth bass and saugeyes. Crankbaits have been the key to this success. Yellow-bellied crankbaits are hot right now, but don’t be afraid to change it up if things tail off. Saugeyes can also be caught by fishing small jigs tipped with a minnow or part of a nightcrawler.