Southwest Ohio FIshing Report – April 25th, 2014
Tawawa Lake (Shelby County) – Rainbow trout: Was stocked with trout on April 16. Try using small spinners or jigs tipped with waxworms. The daily catch limit is five trout per angler.
Davis Lake (Auglaize County) – Rainbow trout: Was stocked with trout on April 17. Try using small spinners or jigs tipped with waxworms. The daily catch limit is five trout per angler.
East Fork Lake (Clermont County) – Crappie: Try using live minnows, or jigs with plastic bodies. Anglers should concentrate on fishing in the shallow areas near stickups and brush piles. Anglers can also try following the wood lines back into the tributary creeks. Spotted and largemouth bass: Try using spinnerbaits and plastic jigs colored black and blue. Hybrid striped bass: Are being caught off the beach parking lot by fishing chicken liver just off of the bottom. Channel catfish: Try using nightcrawlers as bait.
Grant Lake (Brown County) – Crappie: Should be turning as water temperatures rise. Anglers should try fishing the boat ramp south to the dam and along brushy shoreline areas. Try minnows with floats at about two to three feet down. Jigheads with small tubes or curly tails are also recommended.
Caesar Creek Lake (Warren and Clinton counties) – White bass: Try the upper end of the lake where the two creeks pass under State Route 380 and Roxanna-New Burlington Road. Use small spinners or white or chartreuse jigs. Muskie: Fish in water 10 feet deep or less – some off main lake flats, the backs of coves, and some were caught off riprap. Try crankbaits: Jakes, Shallowraiders, etc. Try lipless crankbaits fast through brush piles and banging them off rocks.
Lake Loramie (Auglaize and Shelby counties) – The annual fishing derby and campout will be held at Lake Loramie State Park, Friday, May 2 through Sunday May 4. This event is the unofficial kickoff of the camping season, and there is no fee to enter. Chili soup will be served on Saturday along with hikes and other kids activities. Pre-register at the main park office or camp office for the fishing derby on Saturday, May 3. You can also register the day of the event. This event runs 9 a.m. – noon and is open to the public. Fishing derby is at Earl’s Island Pavilion. For information, call the park office at (937) 295-2011.
Grand Lake St. Marys (12,680 acres, 56 miles of shoreline; Auglaize & Mercer counties) – Crappie: Fish are biting well along docks and brush. Try using chartreuse, pink, or white colored jigs approximately 1.5 to 2 feet deep.
C.J. Brown Reservoir (1,970 acres, 14 miles of shoreline; Clark County) – Walleye: Try early morning boat fishing using jigs tipped with a nightcrawler over the mid-lake humps and in the north end of the lake. Remember, there is a 15-inch minimum size limit and daily bag of six on walleye. Bluegill: Can be caught around the rocky shorelines of the dam and the marina. Also, try fishing the wooden piling structures near the boat ramp and campground. Use waxworms or red worms fished under a bobber.
Adams Lake (Adams County) – Rainbow trout: Anglers are catching trout by using waxworms, Power Bait, or corn. Try fishing areas with submerged trees and brush. Keep the bait about two to three feet deep.
Paint Creek Lake (1,190 acres, 30 Miles of Shoreline; Highland and Ross counties) – Saugeye: Anglers are reporting success below the spillway. Try fishing jigs with minnows or nightcrawlers.