Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012

Findlay Lake (Lorain County)

During this dry summer heat, the catfish are keeping anglers busy. Findlay Lake, off of State Route 58 in Wellington, has been producing ample action to distract one from the late evening heat. Action has been good for both shoreline and anglers fishing from a boat (electric motors only). Channel catfish can be caught fishing chicken livers, cut bait, nightcrawlers, or dough baits on bottom.

LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County)

Soft plastics have been the ticket for largemouth bass at LaDue Reservoir. Anglers should focus their efforts on the edges of weedbeds using either Carolina-rigged rubber worms or drop-shotting shad imitators. Drop-shotting on steep drop-offs or around the “sunken islands” have produced some nice smallmouths. Smallmouths can also be caught fishing crankbaits around the rip-rap. The channel catfish bite has been pretty reliable in most lakes in northeast Ohio. Channel catfish can be caught while fishing chicken livers, cut bait, nightcrawlers, or dough baits on the bottom.

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County)

The summer heat hasn't put much of a crimp in the fishing at this large Northeast Ohio reservoir. Largemouth bass remain in the shallow weedbeds, where they can be caught on soft plastics, spinnerbaits, and buzzbaits. Anglers working the weed edges with crankbaits continue to pick up walleyes, while crappies are being caught offshore. Try jig-and-minnow combinations fished around 14 to 18 inches deep for these tasty panfish.

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