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Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – August 14th, 2015

C. J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) – Walleyes can be taken using crankbaits, jigs with plastic bodies or curly tails, small spinners, or live minnows, leeches, or nightcrawlers. Good curly tail color choices are white, orange, pink, or chartreuse. Fish by slowly jigging, trolling, or drifting baits in 10- to 15-foot depths. Anglers report that the most successful bait has been silver or gold blade baits. Anglers report walleyes are being caught in the main lake river channel, around structure, and over the humps. The best fishing is in the very early morning hours. Most walleyes are undersized fish but some legal fish are being caught. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using shad, shrimp, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers in the upper end of the lake. Fish the bait tight line or slowly drift the bait along the bottom in three- to six-foot depths.

Caesar Creek (Clinton, Greene, and Warren counties) – Anglers casting in-line spinners and crankbaits are starting to catch a few muskellunge and, also, having fish follow their baits. Saugeye anglers are catching a few 15- to 18-inch fish from six- to 15-foot depths, but most fish are small. Troll medium or deep diving crankbaits along submerged points or underwater humps. Cast or drift with live nightcrawlers on a bottom bouncing harness rig, or use a lead-head jig tipped with a piece of worm. Fish in the early morning and early evening hours. If you catch a muskie, please report your catch to the Division of Wildlife’s Muskie Angler Log. The Muskie Angler Log was developed in partnership with the Ohio Muskie Anglers as a resource for Ohio muskie anglers and to support muskie management efforts in Ohio by providing valuable muskie catch data to the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Channel catfish are being caught by shore anglers using nightcrawlers, shrimp, and chicken livers. Fish the bait tight line along the bottom in five- to eight-foot depths.

Cowan Lake (Clinton County) – Anglers casting or trolling shad-raps are starting to catch saugeyes.  Bluegill and sunfish are being caught by anglers using earth worms or waxworms. Keep the bait between three and six feet deep. Channel and flathead catfish are being caught by shore anglers using nightcrawlers and chicken liver. Fish the bait tight line along the bottom in three- to six-foot depths.

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