Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – September 25th, 2015
Grand Lake St. Marys (12,680 acres; Auglaize and Mercer counties) – Crappie fishing is heating up. Anglers report success in brushy structure just off the bottom. Popular bait at the moment is a triple-tip grub, motor oil color, tipped with a waxworm.
Acton Lake (590 acres; Butler and Preble counties) – Channel catfish are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between eight and 19 feet deep during the late evening or early morning hours. Fishing for channel catfish is productive anywhere in the lake. Bluegills are being caught by anglers using waxworms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeyes are active in this lake. Currently, saugeyes are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers, bass minnows, or jigs. Fish the bait by trolling it through water that is eight to 10 feet deep.