North East Ohio Fishing Reports
Northeast Ohio Fishing Report - July 31st, 2015
Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015
Clendening Lake (Harrison County) – Channel catfish have been biting on chicken livers. Shoreline anglers have been doing well fishing for them using slip-sinker rigs around riprap, wood, and weed edges. For larger flathead catfish, try large shad or other baitfish fished around wood cover. Excellent numbers of largemouth bass are also available at Clendening. Target them with Texas-rigged soft plastics around wood, deep weedlines, and thick weed mats, or fishing topwaters at low light.
Lake Milton (Mahoning County) – Anglers have been periodically picking up walleyes while trolling. Worm harnesses and shad-style crankbaits have been top producers. Bonus channel catfish are common. Try minnows vertically jigged or deep under a bobber (around 10 feet) for crappies. Good catches of smallmouth bass have also been reported. Focus on hard-bottom main-lake areas with soft plastics, crankbaits, or topwaters to target these scrappy fighters.
Tuscarawas River (Summit and Stark counties) – Fishing has been excellent in the Tuscarawas recently, especially from Clinton to Massillon. Common carp, channel catfish, bowfin, and bullheads have all been biting. Hot baits have included cut bait, nightcrawlers, and corn. Target deeper holes and areas downstream of inlets.