Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013
Adams Lake (Adams County) – Anglers should have good success fishing from the shoreline. Bluegills and crappies can be caught on nightcrawlers and wax worms. This is a great place for fishing with youth. Pay careful attention to the trees and weeds along the bank. Fish are hitting around 18 inches deep.
Cowan Lake (Clinton County) – Saugeye action is heating up, with anglers taking better numbers of 13- to 20-inch fish. Try casting a jig tipped with a piece of nightcrawler, and hop it along the bottom in 5 to 12 feet of water near the beach. If you prefer trolling, saugeyes can be taken on shad patterned medium or deep diving crankbaits. A lot of 7- to 8-inch crappies are being caught on small tube jigs or minnows fished near submerged trees 6 to 15 feet deep. Bluegills can be caught on red worms or wax worms near boat docks or the edges of lily pads.
Lake Loramie (Shelby County) – Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers, shrimp, and stink baits fished on the bottom. Bluegills have been caught recently around boat docks, 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.
Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) – Prior to the heavy rains, bluegills were being taken in 2 to 4 feet of water along shorelines with fallen trees and brush. Use wax worms, red worms, or pieces of nightcrawlers fished 18 inches to 2 feet below a small bobber. Try saugeye fishing in 5 to 10 feet of water near the islands and along shoreline points. Cast silver-colored crankbaits and jigs with twister tails, or trying slowly drifting while bouncing a nightcrawler along the bottom.
Ohio Brush Creek (Adams County) – The white crappies are being caught on live minnows around stumps and laydowns. Crappies up to 14 inches are being caught. Creek level is good and so is the water quality.