Central Ohio Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012
Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry Counties)
Catfish is the hot bite right now at this 2,816-acre lake east of Columbus. Try fishing cut bait and chicken livers around Lieb’s Island and Fairfield Beach areas. Largemouth bass are being caught along shorelines around cover. Use spinner baits, crankbaits and plastics. Hybrid striped bass can be caught using spinners or drifting chicken livers between Seller’s point and the north ramp.
Indian Lake (Logan County)
Saugeyes are being caught along the south bank, and around the Moundwood and Dream bridge areas; try crankbaits and blade baits. Fish shoreline cover and lily pads for largemouth bass; try spinnerbaits, tubes and crankbaits. Bluegills are still being caught around lily pads and in the channels; use wax worms, nightcrawlers, or crickets.
Deer Creek Lake (Fayette and Pickaway counties)
This 1,287 acre lake southwest of Columbus provides good largemouth bass and crappie fishing. Fish shoreline cover for largemouth bass; creature baits, tubes, and crankbaits are popular. When crappie fishing, use a minnow suspended under a bobber for best results. Crappies must be 9 inches or longer to keep. Catfish are being caught on cut shad, shrimp, or catfish baits.