Grand Lake St. Mary’s (Mercer County) – Crappie fishing is heating up. Anglers report success in brushy structure just off the bottom. Popular bait at the moment is triple-tip grubs, motor oil color, tipped with a wax worm.
Acton Lake (Preble County) – Channel catfish are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between eight and 19 feet deep during the late evening or early morning hours. Fishing for channel catfish is productive anywhere in the lake. Bluegills are being caught by anglers using waxworms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeyes are active in this lake. Saugeyes are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers, bass minnows, or jigs. Troll the bait through water that is eight to 10 feet deep.
Adams Lake (Adams County) – Bluegills have been biting recently around rip-rap shorelines, and along the edges of lily pads. Try using small jigs tipped with waxworms fished one to two feet under a small bobber.
Buck Creek State Park (Clark County) – Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers, cut bait, or earthworms. Fish the bait slowly along the bottom and into deep pools. Fishing is good near the mouth of Buck Creek. Keep the bait deeper than 10 feet.
Cowan Lake (Clinton County) – Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers, cut bait, shrimp, or earth worms. Cast from the pier area. Keep the bait off the bottom and about three to six feet deep.