Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013

Great Miami River (Montgomery County) – The river has been producing lots of two- to five-pound channel catfish from Dayton to Franklin.  Fishermen are using chicken livers and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. Very large carp have also been caught using various dough ball baits. Best catches of carp and channel catfish have been below the lowhead dams at Monument Ave., Tay's Station, West Carrollton, and Miamisburg. 

Caesar Creek Lake (Warren County) – Muskie anglers continue to be successful. Anglers report catching 30- to 40-inch muskies with numerous follows. Try casting large bucktail spinners, jerkbaits, or crankbaits around standing or fallen timber in coves or along main-lake shorelines.  If you catch a muskie, please report it to the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Musky Angler Log found at A few crappies are still being caught by anglers fishing deep-water wood with minnows under a bobber and small hair or tube jigs in white or chartreuse. Bluegills are spawning in the coves. Try using wax worms or red worms fished under a bobber.  Use spinnerbaits and crankbaits around shoreline cover for bass early in the morning. A few saugeyes are being caught using jigs tipped with minnow or nightcrawlers fished over deep-water structure and drop-offs.

C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) – Walleye fishing is excellent. Early morning boat anglers fishing jigs tipped with a nightcrawler over the mid-lake humps and in the north end of the lake, are catching some nice walleyes. Recent reports indicate that anglers trolling deep-diving crankbaits are beginning to catch some larger fish. Remember there is a 15-inch minimum size limit and daily bag of six walleyes. Bluegills are being caught around the rocky shorelines of the dam and the marina. Also, try fishing the wooden piling structures near the boat ramp and campground.Use wax worms or red worms fished under a bobber. A few crappies are still being caught on minnows and wax worms around the marina.

Acton Lake (Preble County) – Good numbers of channel catfish are being caught by anglers using shrimp, cut bait, and chicken livers fished on the bottom under a bobber or by tight lining baits on the bottom. Successful catfish areas include the more shallow waters near the boat ramp or along the dam. Night fishing produces the best results. Bluegills, 6 to 8 inches in length, are being taken on red worms and wax worms fished around woody cover found in 6- to 15-foot depths.

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