Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – August 14th, 2015
Forked Run Lake (Meigs County) – Nighttime during the summers always provides great opportunities to catch channel catfish. In this location, the best spots have been in the upper end of the lake. Try using nightcrawlers, cut bait, and/or chicken liver fished on the bottom. Late night and early morning hours can also be productive for largemouth bass anglers. Try spinner baits fished in coves and shallow shelves.
Hocking River (Hocking County) – Anglers looking for smallmouth bass should find some luck using soft craws, minnows with jigs, and a variety of artificial baits. River levels are low; many fish are concentrating in deeper pools. Channel catfish can also be caught using cut baits fished along the bottom.
Scioto River (Ross and Pike counties) – Channel catfish are generally abundant in this area, and should be hitting cut bait, live creek chubs, and chicken livers fished from shore along the bottom. Try casting into rapid drop-off points and near riprap or rocky structure, and pools with heavy woody structure.