Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – This 1,017-acre lake north of
Columbus consistently provides quality crappie fishing. Crappies
move to deeper areas with cover as the water temperature warms, try
fishing drop-offs with stumps or other wood. Crappies must be nine
inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish can be caught using cut
baits and shrimp, especially in the upper part of the lake. For
largemouth bass, fish shoreline cover, riprap, and secondary
drop-offs with crankbaits, tubes and creature baits. Largemouth
bass must be 12 inches or longer to keep.
Kokosing Lake (Knox County) – This lake of 149 acres in Knox
County is limited to outboard motors of 10 horsepower or less.
Largemouth bass are being caught around shoreline cover and along
the dam using crankbaits and tubes. Bluegills are in shallow areas,
try wax worms or night crawlers under a bobber. Crappies have moved
to deeper water. Use minnows or crappie jigs fished under a slip
bobber around cover or the old creek channel for best results.
Channel catfish can be caught on chicken livers, shrimp, or night
crawlers fished on the bottom.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-589-9946.