Central Ohio Fishing Report – January 31st, 2014

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Buckeye Lake in central Ohio has about five inches of good ice in many places, reports Bob Mathie of Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. The Fairfield Beach area is the most popular target right now with anglers employing jig and minnow combinations having the best luck for saugeyes and crappies. Fairfield Beach, Mathie said, “is about the only place I’d trust out there.” At the North Shore ramp, dock aerators keep the water basically open, but anglers are catching a few bluegills there from the docks. Some catfish are also being reported, said Mathie, on the same baits as saugeye and crappies. Anglers fishing at Thornport are catching some bluegills and will continue to catch them right after ice-off, Mathie reports.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992

Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are reporting up to six inches of good ice on this inland lake popular with crappie fishermen. Anglers report catching crappies through the ice up to 12 inches. Remember, there is a nine-inch minimum keeper requirement for crappies on this lake and a daily bag limit of 30. Try jig and worm combinations for the best bite.
Division of Wildlife, www.wildohio.com
Norton Sporting Goods, 740-726-2616

Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are hitting the coves on Alum Creek Lake in central Ohio where the ice is thick enough to fish through in many places. Two specific areas of note are around Galena and the Howard Road access.
Division of Wildlife, www.wildohio.com
Norton Sporting Goods, 740-726-2616

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