Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or jigs suspended under a bobber. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish up to eight inches can be caught on waxworms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of largemouth bass from 12 to 15 inches inhabits this lake with fish over 20 inches present. Largemouth bass can be caught on crankbaits, plastics tubes, and creature baits; target points with cover. Electric motors only.
Kokosing River (Knox County) – Ohio’s first water trail, this scenic river in Knox County offers paddlers and anglers access to 28 miles of river fishing. Smallmouth bass and rock bass can be caught on small crankbaits, tubes, and jigs. Sunfish, crappies, and catfish are present and offer good fishing.
Hoover Reservoir (Delaware and Franklin counties) – Crappie fishing is slowing down as fish move to deeper water. Saugeyes are becoming more active as the summer pattern starts to set up. Trolling worm harnesses and crankbaits along the middle and lower basins’ east shore can be productive. Bluegills are active now in shallower areas, flats, and the back of coves. Try waxworms or nightcrawlers suspended by a bobber. Channel catfish are becoming active again. Fish the north basin and cove openings using shrimp, nightcrawlers, or chicken livers. There is a 10-horsepower limit at this reservoir.