Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 20th, 2014

Buckeye Lake (2847 acres; Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Largemouth bass: Use crankbaits, tubes, and creature baits around Clouse Cove and Cranberry Marsh; also fish any riprap or woody cover. Hybrid striped bass: Try using chicken livers on the north shore from Seller’s Point to the north boat ramp. Bluegill: Fish the eastern side of the lake using small worms and larval baits beneath a bobber; the bite is picking up. Crappie: Fish measuring seven to 12 inches can be taken using minnows suspended by a bobber from shoreline areas that have submerged cover. Carp: This is one of the region’s top lakes for carp; try prepared baits and dough balls fished on the bottom.

Kokosing River (Knox County) – Ohio’s first water trail, this scenic river in Knox County offers paddlers and anglers access to 28 miles of river fishing. Smallmouth bass and rock bass can be caught on small crankbaits, tubes, and jigs. Sunfish, crappies, and catfish are present and offer good fishing. Maps and information are available from the Ohio DNR at www.ohiodnr.com.

Griggs Reservoir (387 acres; Franklin County) – This 361-acre lake in Columbus offers shore-fishing access on the east side of the lake. Largemouth bass: are hitting right now; try plastic tubes and creature baits fished along riprap and cover for the best results. Crappie: are still being found in shallow water around woody cover. Use minnows or jigs suspended by a bobber fished right in the cover. Carp: These fish are large and plentiful in this local lake. Use prepared baits and dough balls.

Rush Creek Lake (289 acres; Fairfield and Perry counties) – Largemouth bass: Use plastic worms, spinnerbaits, and crankbaits around shoreline cover and standing trees. Crappie: are beginning to move to deeper woody cover in four-to-10 feet of water. Minnows and a slip bobber work best. Channel catfish: This lake has a good channel catfish population; fish with cut bait or chicken liver. There is 10-horsepower limit at Rush Creek Lake.

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