Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – July 3rd, 2015
Salt Fork Lake (Guernsey County) — Anglers are catching saugeyes and crappies, primarily in the morning hours, on jig and minnow combinations or nightcrawlers. Fish early mornings or evenings to stay out of the heat.
Piedmont Lake (Belmont County) – Search out weed edges for the best smallmouth and largemouth bite here, anglers recommend. Anglers are using small crankbaits and topwater baits to entice the bass bite.
Rush Creek Lake (Fairfield, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching a variety of bluegills and crappies on nightcrawlers and minnows. Fish are running small, however, but there is enough action to keep you busy for an afternoon.
Lake Vesuvius (Lawrence County) – Anglers should have success catching good numbers of catfish throughout the lake fishing with cut baits or livers fished off the bottom. If fishing from shore, try a tight line using chicken livers or nightcrawlers. You should still be able to catch trout using power baits fished off the boardwalk pier. Largemouth bass may still be caught in good numbers using a variety of artificial lures.
Lake Hope (Vinton County) – Anglers are fishing for largemouth bass on this lake near McArthur in Vinton County. Try topwater baits for the best bite. Look for areas with lily pads and the bass should be there.