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Central Ohio Fishing Report – January 30th, 2015

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Ice fishermen on Buckeye Lake are reporting up to seven inches of ice, particularly focusing on the marsh. The late afternoon bite has reportedly been the best. Anglers are catching some saugeyes through the ice up to 15 inches. Crappies and bluegills are also in the mix. Fish for them with jig and minnow combinations or Swedish Pimples.

Delaware Lake (Delaware County) –  Reports indicate anywhere from five to five and a half inches of ice on most of Delaware. This lake is known for giving up slab crappies. A few hardy anglers have been hitting it up through the ice and catching decent numbers of crappies and bluegills. Use a jig and minnow combo to entice the bite. The morning hours seem to be the best bet.
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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. For ice fishermen, the best hours seem to be in the morning. There is between four and six inches of ice on Alum Creek. Fish for crappies and bluegills using jig and minnow combinations or straight minnows on a hook under an ice bobber.

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.

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