Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

Acton Lake (Preble County)

Channel catfish are being caught at this lake in Hueston Woods State Park. Try fishing on the bottom using chicken livers or shrimp. The shoreline area between the swimming beach and Sugar Camp area has been the best.

Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties)

Remember to ask permission before entering private property. Since the water levels are down, now is a great time to wade rivers and find holes to come back to later when the rivers are up. All fish like deep holes this time of year because the water is cooler, there are concentrations of bait, and oxygen levels are better. Catfish are the best bet this time of year. In Miami County, fair numbers of smallmouth bass and rock bass are being caught in the early morning and late evening hours in transition areas where deep and shallow water meet. Popular baits are soft crayfish and salted tube jigs. The fishing is slower on the Montgomery County portion of the Great Miami River but catfish are always hitting in many of the deep holes throughout the river. Popular spots on the river are the deeper water areas below the low head dams. Anglers can find fish lying in these deeper holes. Anglers are catching channel and flathead catfish using chicken livers, cut bait, earthworms, nightcrawlers, or live goldfish or bluegills for flatheads.

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