Central Ohio Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013
Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – This 3,192-acre lake north of Columbus can provide fishing action all summer long. As water temperatures increase, fish have moved to deeper water. Largemouth bass and smallmouth bass are being caught off of main and secondary points with crankbaits and spinner baits. Trolling worm harnesses or crankbaits close to the bottom along points can produce saugeyes, especially at dawn and dusk. Muskies can provide good action this time of year; troll crankbaits along the points and dam.
Kiser Lake (Champaign County) – Largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, and sunfish are all active now in this western Champaign county lake. Largemouth bass up to 5 pounds can be caught around aquatic vegetation and wood using plastics and crankbaits. Hybrid striped bass are being caught; use chicken liver fished on the bottom. Sunfish are found throughout the lake but can be concentrated on the north shore. Try nightcrawlers, wax worms, or crickets under a bobber for relaxing summer fishing. No motors allowed.
Indian Lake (Logan County) – This 5,040-acre lake, located one hour northwest of Columbus, is one of the best saugeye lakes in central Ohio. Saugeyes are being taken by trolling crankbaits and worm harnesses close to Moundwood, Dream Bridge, and the South Bank areas. Largemouth bass are being caught using spinnerbaits, tubes, and crankbaits around shoreline cover and in the channels. Bluegills can still be found in shallow water using wax worms under a bobber.