Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – May 9th, 2013

Paint Creek Lake (Highland County)

Crappies should be biting from one side of the lake to the other in three to 10 feet of water on minnows and jigs. Look for wood and rocks. Bass should be hitting black jigs with blue pork in the five to seven feet depths. In the spillway, plenty of saugeyes can be caught on chartreuse twisters, and crappies are hitting minnows. White bass are in the creeks. Try minnows and shiny spinners.

Grand Lake St. Marys (Auglaize and Mercer counties)

Bass should be biting. Try fishing along the shoreline in less than 3 feet of water using soft plastics, (pumpkinseed, watermelon) and white spinner baits. The bass are starting to spawn, so concentrate your efforts in the back of channels and bays where there is brush and rock. For panfish, good numbers are being caught with cork and live bait. Try fishing 1-2 feet deep along any rocky or brushy channel. For catfish, try using cut bait, raw shrimp, and nightcrawlers. Fishing tight-line is best.

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