Crappie, perch, walleyes all biting around Ohio – Southeast Region Report

Dillon Reservoir (Muskingum County)

Anglers can find both white and black crappies in this 1,043-acre lake. Try fishing a minnow under a bobber in shallow waters over submerged structure. Hybrid striped bass can still be caught in both the lake and the tailwater. Fish up to 24 inches have been seen in recent surveys. Try fishing with minnow imitating crankbaits or live shad under a bobber, targeting different depths until the fish are located. Saugeyes were stocked again in 2011 so anglers can expect improved fishing in the tailwater for this popular sport fish. Yellow, white, green, or chartreuse jigheads with Twister Tails have produced successful results in the past.

Tycoon Lake (Gallia County)

The recent warm weather has turned on the crappies at Tycoon Lake. Though noted for its quality largemouth bass population, crappies are plentiful at this 204-acre lake. Try using minnows fished below a bobber in water six to 10 feet deep. Small Twister Tail grubs in chartreuse, white, or smoke should also work well for crappies. Target areas near drain structure at the south dam as well as near submerged timber and fencerows.

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