Central Ohio Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012

Delaware Lake (Delaware County)

This 1,017-acre lake provides the highest quality crappie fishing in central Ohio. Fish the deep drop-offs containing stumps or other cover. Crappies must be 9 inches or longer to keep. Channel catfish can be caught using cut baits and shrimp; target the upper part of the lake.  For largemouth bass, fish shoreline cover and drop-offs with crankbaits and tubes. Largemouth bass must be 12 inches or longer to keep.

Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County)

Crappies are still biting at this 3,192-acre lake north of Columbus. Use minnows fished under a bobber around cover 7 to 10 feet deep or troll small jigs. Smallmouth bass are being caught off deep points in 8 to 12 feet of water. Trolling worm harnesses or crankbaits can produce saugeyes, especially at dawn and dusk. Channel catfish can be caught using chicken livers, cut bait, or shrimp. Try around the Howard Road area for good results.

Indian Lake (Logan County)

This 5,040-acre lake located one hour west of Columbus is one of the best saugeye lakes in central Ohio. Saugeyes are being taken by trolling crankbaits and worm harnesses close to Moundwood, Dream Bridge and the South Bank areas. Largemouth bass are being caught using spinner baits, tubes and crankbaits around shoreline cover and in the channels. Bluegills can still be found in shallow water using wax worms under a bobber. 

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