Central Ohio Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013
Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching crappies and catfish at this 1,017-acre lake north of Columbus. Use jigs and minnows around woody cover for crappies; target water depths of 8 to 15 feet. Begin in deeper water and move shallower as water temperatures cool this fall. Crappies must be 9 inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish are plentiful in this lake; try cut bait and shrimp fished on the bottom at night. Largemouth bass can be caught around cover; use buzzbaits and plastics.
Big Darby Creek (Franklin, Madison, and Pickaway counties) – In hot summer weather, creeks and rivers can provide fishing action. Smallmouth bass and rock bass are popular sport fish in this stream west of Columbus. Casting small crankbaits or plastics resembling crayfish or shiners can be rewarding. Target boulders, shoreline cover, where pools meet riffles, and current eddies. Other game fish present are bluegills, carp, crappies, channel and flathead catfish, saugeyes and saugers.
Indian Lake (Logan County) – Saugeyes are being caught along the south bank and around the Moundwood and Dream Bridge areas; try crankbaits and worm harnesses. Fish shoreline cover, lily pads, and any rip-rap on the shore for largemouth bass; try spinner baits, and crankbaits. Bluegills are still being caught around lily pads and in the channels; use wax worms, nightcrawlers, or crickets.