Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Anglers are trying for bluegills, crappies, and saugeyes with some luck. The popular set up has been jig and minnow combinations or waxworms under a bobber. Be sure to check with local bait shops before venturing out. With changing and warming weather patterns, conditions can change very rapidly. When the lake has open water, anglers have had good success catching saugeyes on jerkbaits near the main boat launch. Anglers were also catching bluegills and crappies in the Fairfield Beach area.
Knox Lake (Knox County) – Reported catches include nice crappies, keeper bluegills, and even some channel catfish. Anglers are using jigs tipped with waxworms for the best bite.
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Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – A few saugeyes are being caught below the spillway by anglers casting suspending jerk baits, such as Husky Jerks and Rogues. Good colors are blue chrome and clown. A slow retrieve is proving the best presentation right now. Anglers are also reporting catching more fish after dark.
Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, Pickaway counties) – Fishing pressure has been light, the water is low, and the bite is slow. A few saugeyes are being reported caught below the spillway. A few anglers have reported catching channel catfish on cut baits, as well.