Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – April 12th, 2013
Burr Oak Lake (Morgan and Athens counties)
Anglers will start to reel in crappies and largemouth bass in this 628-acre lake. Fish management staff of the DNR Division of Wildlife has regularly placed fish attractors throughout this lake. To obtain a map of structure locations, contact the Wildlife District Four office at (740) 589-9930. Try fishing for crappies over structure locations using minnows or twisters tipped with minnows. For largemouth bass try throwing jigs-and-pigs or spinner baits.
Tycoon Lake (Gallia County)
Early season crappie fishing is always popular in this 204-acre lake. Try fishing with minnows or white or chartreuse twister tails in two- to eight-foot depths near brush piles, stickups or old submerged fencerows. Tycoon is also a favorite bass fishing destination. Jig-and-pig combos have been typical early spring success bait while fished along the old fencerows or among the many subsurface stumps. Note that there is a change in the bass regulations at Tycoon Lake for 2013. There is a three fish split daily limit, with two fish less than 14 inches, and one fish greater than or equal to 20 inches.