Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013

 Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Use crankbaits, tubes, and creature baits around Clouse Cove and Cranberry Marsh for largemouth bass; also fish any rip rap or woody cover.  Try using chicken livers on the north shore from Seller’s Point to the north boat ramp when seeking hybrid striped bass. For bluegills, fish the eastern side of the lake using small worms and larval baits beneath a bobber.  Crappies measuring seven to 12 inches can be taken using minnows suspended by a bobber from shoreline areas that have submerged cover.  This is also one of the region’s top lakes for carp; try prepared baits and dough balls fished along the bottom. 

Griggs Reservoir (Franklin County) – This 361-acre lake in Columbus offers shore-fishing access on the east side of the lake. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are hitting right now. Try plastic tubes and creature baits fished along rip rap and cover for best results. Crappies are still being found in shallow water around woody cover. Use minnows or jigs suspended by a bobber fished right in the cover. Carp are large and plentiful in this local lake. Use prepared baits and dough balls.

Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or jigs suspended under a bobber. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish up to 8 inches can be caught on wax worms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of largemouth bass from 12 to 15 inches inhabits this lake with fish over 20 inches present. Largemouth bass can be caught on crankbaits, plastics tubes, and creature baits; target points with cover.  Note: Special bass regulation: anglers can possess 4 bass, two under 15 inches and two above 15 inches, electric motors only.

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