Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – February 28th, 2014

Kiser Lake (Champaign County) – Anglers fishing the east side of Kiser Lake through the ice are catching crappies and bluegills in decent numbers. There is currently a bit of fishing pressure here, according to angler reports. Ice thickness varies, but is primarily four to six inches. Try jig combinations for the best panfish bite.

C.J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) –  Anglers are catching good numbers of crappies through the ice at this reservoir known for its walleye population in southwest Ohio. Be careful here when venturing out onto the ice where thickness is reported minimal around the docks but thicker once you get out toward the middle of the lake. For crappies, try ice jigs tipped with a waxworm or spike. Anglers are reporting catching catfish and white bass on ice baits as well. Anglers are having a tough time catching the lake’s walleyes, but it appears C.J. Brown is a sleeper crappie lake. Anglers report catching some fish up to 13 inches.
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Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) – Before the recent warming trend, anglers were reporting up to 10 inches of good ice on Rocky Fork off the boat docks at the marina. Anglers have been catching crappies up to 13 inches on Jigging Rapalas and jig and worm combinations. The crappies seem to like the bait suspended in 10 to 15 feet of water, anglers report.

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