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Southeast Ohio Fishing Report - November 23rd, 2012

Posted on November 22, 2012

Clouse Lake (Perry County)

Bluegill fishing has been good below the dam and off the shoreline near the boat ramp using wax worms or nightcrawlers fished under a bobber.

Flagdale, St. Joseph’s and Twin Churches (Perry County Water Conservation District Lakes)

Although these lakes are currently difficult to access due to low water levels, anglers using canoes have had excellent success fishing for bluegills using worms fished under a bobber. 

Oak Hill Reservoir (Jackson County)

Boat anglers report success fishing for largemouth bass any time of day on the shelf (west side of the lake) using Texas-rigged lures, white spinnerbaits, and 4- to 6-inch floating and suspended Rapalas.  For bluegill fishing, use wax worms and nightcrawlers under a bobber for reeling in fish up to 8 inches. Catfish in the 10- to 13-inch range have been caught on nightcrawlers and cut baits fished on the bottom.  Water temperatures have been dropping and fishing pressure in this 42-acre lake has been light.

Vesuvius Lake (Lawrence County)

Boat anglers have had success fishing for largemouth bass by using plugs in the area where the creek feeds into the mouth of the lake above the dam.  Average catch sizes have been in the 12- to 14-inch range. 

AEP ReCreation Land (Morgan, Muskingum and Noble counties)

Cooler temperatures have spurred bass and bluegill activity in these smaller ponds.  Use worms or wax worms suspended under a bobber for the best bluegill results.  For largemouth bass, fish close to shore using crankbaits in the late evening.  Nice catches of largemouth bass were reported recently, with some bass weighing in over 5 pounds. 

Muskingum River (Washington County)

Fishing for saugeyes, white bass, and hybrid stripers is improving below the Devola dam.  Try casting jigs or crankbaits into the current and floating them back