Delaware Lake (Delaware) – This 1,017 acre lake north of Columbus provides excellent crappie fishing. Fish the primary points of the old creek channel using jig and minnows suspended by a float around woody cover. Largemouth bass can be caught on tubes and other plastics around woody cover and primary points. If we get good ice cover sometime in late December/early January, Delaware would be a good spot to try for panfish, particularly in the lake’s many coves.
Hoover Reservoir (Delaware and Franklin Counties) – For crappies, target creek channels with wood that are close to shallower water. Try jig and minnows around submerged timber. Saugeye are located by the dam in good numbers right now. Use plastics or crankbaits fished close to the bottom for best results.