Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012
Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County)
Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover; use minnows or small jigs under a bobber. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish up to 8 inches can be caught on wax worms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of largemouth bass from 12 to 15 inches inhabits this lake with fish over 20 inches present. Largemouth bass can be caught on crankbaits, plastics tubes and creature baits; target woody cover and main lake points. Hargus Lake has a 15-inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass and only electric motors can be used.
Kokosing River (Knox County)
Ohio’s first water trail, this scenic river in Knox County offers paddlers and anglers access to 28 miles of river fishing. Smallmouth bass and rock bass can be caught on small crankbaits and jigs. Sunfish, crappies, and catfish are present and offer good fishing.
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 9 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.