Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012
Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County)
This 2,952-acre lake is located six miles east of Interstate 77 off U.S. 22 near Cambridge. Family fun, including camping, abounds at Salt Fork State Park. Crappies are the species to catch right now, with small jigs usually the preferred bait. Crappies will, however, take a variety of bait including worms, grubs, crickets, small spinners and popping bugs. Boat fishermen are most successful and boats can be rented from the lake marina. For the dedicated “catfisherman,” channel catfish can be caught at night on nightcrawlers or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Top-water action for largemouth bass is starting to pick up with the cooler temperatures. Use the “twitch and wait” method – cast the plugs, let it lie on top of the water, and occasionally twitch the bait.
Lake Logan (Hocking County)
Located in the scenic Hocking Hills area just two miles southwest of Logan on state Route 664, this 341-acre lake offers exciting moments in fishing. Largemouth bass may be caught in the early evening hours on a variety of topwater plugs, flies, crayfish or plastic worms. Saugeye fishing is beginning to pick up and opportunities should steadily improve as water temperatures begin to drop. The area near the beach in the early evening hours is best for saugeyes. Use leeches, worms, or artificial worms to catch one of these tasty fish.
Timbre Ridge Lake (Lawrence County)
The Ironton District of the U.S. Forest Service, Wayne National Forest, is home to this 100-acre lake located one mile south of Lecta on County Road 37. Largemouth bass fishing is popular with anglers this time of year. Use black plastic worms or black and chrome crankbaits. Use wax worms to catch a mess of nice sized bluegills.