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Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012

Adams Lake (Adams County)

Bluegills have been biting around rip rap shorelines and along the edges of lily pads. Try using small jigs tipped with wax worms fished just 1 to 2 feet under a small bobber.

Acton Lake (Preble County)

Channel catfish are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between 8 to 19 feet deep during the late evening or early morning hours. Fishing for channel catfish is productive anywhere in the lake. Bluegills are being caught by anglers using wax worms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeyes are active in this lake.  Currently, saugeyes are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers, bass minnows or jigs. Fish the bait by trolling it through in water that is 8 to 10 feet deep.

Eastwood Lake (Montgomery County)

Night fishing is very productive for anglers seeking channel catfish in this Dayton Five Rivers Metro Park. Use shrimp, chicken livers and nightcrawlers fished along the bottom. Note that night fishing is currently allowed from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of September. Anglers should visit Dayton’s Five Rivers Metro Park website at, or call 937-275-PARK for more information on fishing opportunities.

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