Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Adams Lake (Adams County)

Anglers should have good success fishing from the shoreline. Bluegills and crappies can be caught on nightcrawlers and wax worms. This is a great place for fishing with youth. Pay careful attention to the trees and weeds along the bank. Fish are hitting around 18 inches deep.

Cowan Lake (Clinton County)

Saugeye action is heating up, with anglers taking better numbers of 13- to 20-inch fish. Try casting a jig tipped with a piece of nightcrawler, and hop it along the bottom in 5 to 12 feet of water near the beach. If you prefer trolling, saugeyes can be taken on shad patterned medium or deep diving crankbaits. A lot of 7- to 8-inch crappies are being caught on small tube jigs or minnows fished near submerged trees 6 to 15 feet deep. Bluegills can be caught on red worms or wax worms near boat docks or the edges of lily pads.

Lake Loramie (Shelby County)

Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers, shrimp, and stink baits fished on the bottom. Bluegills have been caught recently around boat docks, riprap shorelines, and along the edges of lily pads. Try using small jigs tipped with wax worms fished just 1 to 2 feet under a small bobber.

C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County)

Walleye fishing is excellent. Early morning boat anglers fishing jigs tipped with a nightcrawler over the midlake humps and in the north end of the lake are catching some nice walleyes. Recent reports indicate that anglers trolling deep diving crankbaits are beginning to catch some larger fish. Remember there is a 15-inch minimum size limit and daily bag of six on walleyes. Bluegills are being caught around the rocky shorelines of the dam and the marina. Also, try fishing the wooden piling structures near the boat ramp and campground. Use wax worms or redworms fished under a bobber. A few crappies are still being caught on minnows and wax worms around the marina. 

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