Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013

C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) – Walleyes can be taken using crankbaits, jigs with plastic bodies or curly tails, small spinners, or live minnows, leeches, or nightcrawlers. Good curly tail color choices are white, orange, pink, or chartreuse. Fish by slowly jigging, trolling or drifting baits in 10- to 15- foot depths. Anglers report that the most successful bait has been silver or gold blade baits. Anglers report walleyes are being caught in the main-lake river channel, around structure, and over the humps. The best fishing is in the very early morning hours. Most walleyes are undersized fish but some legal fish are being caught. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using shad, shrimp, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers in the upper end of the lake. Fish the bait tight-line or slowly drift the bait along the bottom in three- to six-foot depths.

Caesar Creek (Clinton, Greene, and Warren counties) – Anglers casting inline spinners and crankbaits are starting to catch a few muskellunge and, also, having fish follow their baits. Saugeye anglers are catching a few 15- to 18-inch fish from six to 15 feet depths, but most fish are small. Troll medium or deep diving crankbaits along submerged points or underwater humps. Cast or drift with live nightcrawlers on a bottom bouncing harness rig, or use a lead-head jig tipped with a piece of worm. Fish in the early morning and early evening hours. If you catch a muskie,  report your catch to the Division of Wildlife's Muskie Angler Log at http://www.ohiodnr.com/muskielog/welcome.aspx. The Muskie Angler Log was developed in partnership with the Ohio Muskie Anglers as a resource for Ohio muskie anglers and to support muskie management efforts in Ohio by providing valuable muskie catch data to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Channel catfish are being caught by shore anglers using nightcrawlers, shrimp, and chicken livers. Fish the bait tight-line along the bottom in five- to eight-foot depths.

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