Northeast Oho Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013

Highlandtown Lake (Columbiana County) – Classic summer bass patterns continue to produce on this quiet, hill country lake. Try topwater baits during low light conditions, or crankbaits near offshore structure for largemouth bass feeding on gizzard shad. The catfish bite has been pretty steady, with worms and chicken livers doing well. But commercial stinkbaits have been producing lately, too. Sunfish continue to bite well on worms fished under a bobber, but small jigs have produced some good catches lately as well.

LaDue Reservoir (Geauga County) – Crappies have been biting well on the 22 and 422 overpasses. Anglers are using perch rigs tipped with minnows, catching lots of bonus white perch as well. Largemouth bass have been biting well, particularly during low light. Try targeting offshore structure and weedbeds with topwater lures, weedless frogs, spinnerbaits, and Carolina-rigged soft plastics. Channel catfish have been taking the occasional bluegill angler by surprise, with several reports of good catches on worms fished under a bobber.

Mogadore Reservoir (Portage County) – Bass anglers have been catching fish offshore around schooling shad. Lipless crankbaits have been top producers in offshore situations, while Texas-rigged soft plastics have been productive around shoreline cover. Sunfish and crappies have been biting in deeper water. Drifting pin-mins tipped with maggots around the 10-foot depth range has been the ticket.

Tappan Lake (Harrison County) – Shallow crankbaits continue to produce good catches of largemouth bass. With the recent dark and windy conditions, fish have been very shallow and close to shore. The channel catfish action also has been good here, with shad and nightcrawlers both producing good catches.

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