Southeast Ohio Fishing Report - January 3rd, 2014
Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Anglers have been catching saugeyes on blade baits below the dam. Fish have been averaging about 13 inches with some up to 18.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992
Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) - Saugeye is the hot bite at Salt Fork. The largest fish being reported have been in the 26-inch range. Anglers are reporting boating up to 20 fish a day, not all of them keepers, but enough to keep a fisherman busy. The best bait is blade baits fished deep, from 30 to 35 feet. Good size white bass and crappies are also being caught on jigs and minnows. Find the shad, and you’ll find the fish.
Salt Fork Outdoors, 740-439-4570, www.saltforkoutdoors.com
Rose Lake (Hocking County) – This small lake in the Hocking Hills is stocked annually with a fair number of trout that survive through the winter. The lake actually gets two stockings a year, in the spring and the fall. Each stocking amounts to about 1,200 fish in the 10- to 13-inch range. Try inline spinners or flies. It’s a short hike to get to this 17-acre lake from the angler parking area on State Route 374, but the view is worth the walk. Anglers may carry in a canoe or aluminum boat, but there are no motors permitted.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-589-9930