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Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 11th, 2013

Acton Lake (Preble County) – Channel catfish are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between eight to 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 wax worms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeyes are active in this lake and are currently being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers, bass minnows, or jigs as bait. Fish the bait by trolling it through in water that is eight to 10 feet deep.

East Fork (Clermont County) – Crappies are being caught by anglers using wax worms, tube jigs, or medium to large sized minnows tipped on chartreuse jigs.  Fish the bait six to eight inches deep or 16 to 20 feet deep. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers fishing tightline at night using nightcrawlers, large minnows, or chicken liver. Fishing is best in water between eight to 20 feet deep. Bluegills are hitting on wax worms or red worms. Keep the bait under a bobber and about two to three feet deep. Cast anywhere around the docks, standing wood, or downed trees. Largemouth bass are being caught by anglers using six-inch plastic worms, spinnerbaits, or deep-diving (six to 10 feet) crankbaits colored shad.

Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery and Warren counties) – Smallmouth bass fishing can be excellent as the water cools and river conditions remain clear and stable. Look for areas with water deeper than four feet around bridge pilings, submerged logs, and undercut banks. Try drifting a live nightcrawler or minnow fished under a bobber. Plastic crayfish or crankbaits in crawdad patterns are also effective.

Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) – Saugeyes are being taken in eight- to 15-foot depths near the islands and along main-lake points. Try trolling silver-colored crankbaits so that the lure occasionally bumps bottom. Largemouth bass can be found along rocky shorelines and near fallen trees. Cast jigs, rubber worms, and crankbaits for bass. 

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