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. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers fishing tightline at night using nightcrawlers, large minnows, or chicken liver. 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 and colored shad.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer County) – Cooler water temperatures have the crappies biting. Good numbers of fish from 9 to 10 inches can be found along the south shore and near Coldwater Creek. Fish around shoreline brush, fallen trees, or around boat docks. Try using live minnows or small jigs with plastic bodies.