Maumee River heats up early for annual walleye runs – Southeast Ohio Report

Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County)

The crappie and channel catfish bite has been hot with crappies averaging in the 12-inch range and cats weighing anywhere from 2-3 pounds. Big bluegills, some weighing more than a pound, have also been caught on wax worms. Most ramps are accessible.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427

Burr Oak Lake (Morgan and Athens counties)

Anglers are fishing for crappies at this southeast Ohio lake and picking up a few bass and channel catfish in the process. Burr Oak has good shore access with a walking trail all the way around it.
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427

Lake Snowden (Athens County)

Anglers have been catching some decent size yellow perch at this Athens County reservoir. Anglers fishing for saugeyes or perch should try a jig and minnow combination or a Husky Jerk. The perch have ranged from 6 to 11 inches, according to reports.

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County)

Water levels have been up and down due to rain, according to Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Anglers are catching crappies and bluegills at the main marina. Some crappies and bluegills are also being caught below the spillway, reports Mathie. “They haven’t been catching them in quantities but they are catching a few.”
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992

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