Northeast Oho Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013

Mogadore Reservoir (Portage County) – The catfish bite has fired up. Shoreline anglers near Lansinger Road and the 43 fishing pier have taken good numbers of fish on raw shrimp and cut bait. Focus on low-light periods with slip-sinker rigs.  Largemouth bass have also been biting well at low light. 

LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County) – Walleyes continue to bite well, with anglers targeting fish on offshore structure. Trolling worm harnesses has been the hot ticket, with numbers of bonus channel catfish also being caught. Crappies have been biting well on minnows around the 422 bridge. Sunfish have also been active, taking wax worms in two to four feet of water.

Highlandtown Lake (Columbiana County) – The offshore bass bite really fired up this weekend. Anglers fishing the old roadbed across the middle of the lake have encountered schooling fish, periodically catching excellent numbers. Try casting fast-moving lures like spinnerbaits or crankbaits to provoke aggressive strikes. Bluegills have also been biting well near shore, with wax worms or nightcrawlers fished under bobbers producing consistent action.

Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – The saugeye action has been turning on at this popular fishery recently.  Anglers are taking fish over 20 inches on worm harnesses around the marina. Channel catfish have also been biting well in this area. The bass bite has been steady, with fish taking spinnerbaits during low-light periods, and transitioning to soft plastics and jigs by 7 a.m. Worms and bobbers fished around deep pockets near shore are taking sunfish, and smaller crappies have been available along fallen trees.

Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula County) – Pymatuning Lake has excellent opportunities to put some perch on ice. Anglers are not only catching numbers but they are also catching good-sized perch. Most perch are being caught in less than 10 feet of water. Anglers are doing really well casting small jigs with a piece of nightcrawler.

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