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Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – July 17th, 2015

Acton Lake (590 acres; Preble County) – Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers fished along the bottom. Fishing for channel catfish is productive anywhere in the lake. Saugeyes on the Butler County side of the lake are being caught by anglers using minnows or artificial bait. Keep the bait 10 to 12 feet deep for the best results. Bluegills are hitting on waxworms and nightcrawlers fished six to eight feet under a bobber. Keep the bait near downed trees and brush.

Paint Creek Lake (Highland and Ross counties) – Crappies are hitting along banks and around downed trees. Anglers should fish with minnows or pumpkinseed jigs. For largemouth bass, jig in about four to 10 feet of water. Bluegills are hitting waxworms in the coves around wood. Channel and shovelhead catfish are being caught in the spillway on nightcrawlers and cut shad.

Grand Lake St. Marys (12,680 acres; Mercer County) – Nighttime is the best opportunity to catch channel catfish. Try using nightcrawlers, cut bait, and/or chicken livers fished on the bottom. For largemouth bass, late night and early morning hours are best. Try spinner baits fished in coves and along docks.

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