Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

 Lake Vesuvius (Lawrence County) – Successful catches of bass, bluegill, catfish, and trout are always reported this time of year. From the boardwalk, try fishing worms under bobbers for bluegills. Trout can be caught on flavored baits fished off the bottom near the boat dock. Fish for catfish all along the lake shoreline on the bottom using cut bait or nightcrawlers. Largemouth bass in the 17- to 18-inch range can be reeled in on a variety of artificial baits in the coves of the northwest bank, between the dock and the beach. Largemouth bass and an occasional spotted bass can also be caught on a variety of artificial baits fished near the headwaters of the lake near the point.

Veto Lake (Washington County) – Crappies, sunfish, catfish, and largemouth bass should all be biting at this 160-acre lake. For crappies, fish a minnow under a bobber at two feet off the bottom along woody vegetation. For sunfish, try small worms, waxworms, or minnows fished under a bobber. The best locations are generally near the picnic shelter and the boat ramp. Try fishing for largemouth bass with green-colored crankbaits. Cast out along banks, quick drop-offs, and vegetated areas and reel in slowly. Channel catfish can be fished at night using cut baits, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers.

Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) – Anglers fishing for bass on this lake near Cambridge are catching the occasional muskie. Some fish have topped 40 inches in recent weeks, reports Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. The muskies, Mathie says, “just go nuts at this time of year when they’re spawning.” Try jerkbaits to entice the muskie bite or the bass bite.

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) – Anglers fishing below the spillway are targetting saugeyes with some regularity and the bite is reportedly spotty, says Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. On the main lake, fishermen are catching bluegills and crappies. Focus your efforts in areas with woody cover.
Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992  

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