Great Miami River (Montgomery County) – The river has been producing some great catches from Dayton to Franklin. Anglers are using chicken livers and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. Carp have been caught using various doughball baits. Best catches of carp and channel catfish have been below the low head dams at Monument Avenue, Tay’s Station, West Carrollton, and Miamisburg.
Caesar Creek Lake (Warren County) – For muskies, try casting large bucktail spinners, jerk baits, or crankbaits around standing or fallen timber in coves or along main lake shorelines. If you catch a muskie, report it to the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Muskie Angler Log found at wildohio.com. Crappies are still being caught by anglers fishing deep water with minnows under a bobber and small hair or tube jigs in white or chartreuse. Bluegills are spawning in the coves. Try using waxworms or red worms fished under a bobber. Use spinnerbaits and crankbaits around shoreline cover for bass early in the morning. A few saugeyes are still being caught using jigs tipped with minnow or nightcrawlers fished over deep water structure and drop-offs.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer County) – For largemouth bass, try using medium or deep-diving lures, artificial or live nightcrawlers around structure. Anglers are also having success on spinner baits or tube baits. Crappies are being taken in deeper water. Minnows and a bobber work best. Also try tube jigs.