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April 23, 2015
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Even with wild turkey hunting it can be necessary to camouflage a blind when conditions call for it.
• The daily bag limit for walleye in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is four fish per angler through April 30. The minimum size limit for walleyes is 15 inches. • The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler in all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. • The trout and salmon
Kiser Lake (Champaign County) – The catch is a mixed bag of fish right now on this Champaign County lake. Anglers are catching bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, and hybrid striped bass. Crappies are reportedly of some good size – fish up to 13 inches are being caught. Use minnows under a slip bobber for the
Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Fluctuating water levels below the spillway are making this Muskingum County reservoir tough to fish, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Not many folks are even attempting to fish the reservoir, said Mathie. Still, some are catching bluegills, crappies, and saugeyes on blade baits and jig and minnow combinations.
Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) – Anglers are catching walleyes this spring on this large Trumbull County lake, according to Vienna-area angler Mike Mainhart. A few walleyes have topped 16 inches and are being caught on soft plastics in orange. A few crappies are also being caught on Gulp minnows in chartreuse patterns. Pymatuning Lake (Ashtabula
Indian Lake (5040 acres; Logan County) – Water clarity is not the best on this Logan County lake, but anglers are still catching fish. The popular areas to try right now are Longview and Paradise Island. Anglers are catching both saugeyes and crappies on a variety of baits, including jigs and blade baits. Fish the
Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Anglers are catching largemouth bass in places on Buckeye that are accessible, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Crappies are being caught in the Fairfield channel, Mathie reports. One shore fishermen who won’t give up his location recently caught a bucketfull of crappies and