Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 13th, 2013

Buck Creek State Park (Clark County) – Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers, cut bait, or earth worms as bait. Fish the bait slowly along the bottom and into deep pools. Fishing is good near the mouth of Buck Creek. Keep the bait greater than 10 feet deep. 

Cowan Lake (Clinton County) – Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers, cut bait, shrimp, or earthworms as bait. Cast from the pier area. Keep the bait off of the bottom and about three to six feet deep.

C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) – A few walleyes are being caught by anglers 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. Remember, all walleyes less than 15 inches long must be immediately released back into the lake. 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.

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