Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – April 11th, 2014

 Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Dillon has been running muddy, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply, but bass tournaments started up there last week. It’s a tough bite for largemouths, though. “Dillon’s usually pretty tough for bass in the early spring,” Mathie reports. A good tip for this time of year is to fish the little pond below the spillway for crappies. Shoreline anglers can usually pick up a few fish by simply fishing the stick-ups around the edge of the pond.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992

Wills Creek Lake (Muskingum and Coshocton counties) – Fishing pressure and success have been low here, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Some crappies and saugeyes are being caught, but nothing much in the way of size to report. Area anglers fishing strip pits are doing well on largemouth bass, however. One angler caught an 8-pound largemouth recently out of one of the area pits and another hooked one that would have tipped the scales at 6-7 pounds, Mathie reports. This is a good time of year to fish inline spinnerbaits right along the water’s edge to pick up largemouths, Mathie said. 
Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-589-9930
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992

Wolf Run Lake (Noble County) – Rainbow Trout: The annual trout stocking took place on April 3. A variety of baits, such as corn, cheese, small spinners, or prepared baits, can produce a successful experience for anglers. Daily limit of five fish. Largemouth bass: Fish near shallow structures such as tree stumps, fallen trees, or weed bed edges. Spinnerbaits, rubber worms, crankbaits, and jig-n-pig combinations all work well. Three fish split daily limit with two fish less than 15 inches and one fish greater than or equal to 20 inches. 10-horsepower limit.

Tycoon Lake (Gallia County) – Crappie: Fish minnows or white or chartreuse twister tails in two-to-eight-foot depths near brush piles, stick-ups, or old submerged fencerows. Largemouth bass: Jig-n-pig combos have been typical early spring success baits while fished along the old fencerows or among the many subsurface stumps. Three fish split daily limit with two fish less than 15 inches and one fish greater than or equal to 20 inches. Electric motors only.

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