Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – April 24th, 2015

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. “If you hit the right spot, you could have a pretty good day,” Mathie said.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992 

Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) – Anglers who are hitting the back bays on this southeast Ohio lake near Cambridge are catching some largemouth bass. Try inline spinnerbaits or crankbaits in perch patterns for the best bite. Anglers are also catching the occasional catfish and white bass in some of these same spots on the same offerings. 

Lake Hope (120 acres; Vinton County) – Try using a variety of artificial baits, including shallow running crankbaits for largemouth bass. For crappies and bluegills, fish live bait, including waxworms and nightcrawlers under a bobber. A decent rainfall event will create some great conditions for channel cats. Try fishing the bottom using cut bait in the evenings or early mornings, especially as temperatures begin to climb.

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