Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015
Northeast Ohio reservoirs – Largemouth bass are biting well across the region if your timing is right. Target areas with visible baitfish activity, looking for actively feeding bass. Experiment with aggressive reaction baits like crankbaits and rattle baits, or slower presentations like unweighted finesse worms or topwater baits, to determine the mood of the fish. When the action slows, target deeper water structure or dense cover with soft plastics or jigs. Contact the Wildlife District Three Headquarters at (330) 644-2293 for more information regarding access points.
Northeast Ohio rivers – For smallmouth bass, use soft plastics such as tubes, grubs, and paddle tails. Two of the hotter rivers right now are the Chagrin River (Lake, Geauga, and Cuyahoga counties) and the Tuscarawas River (Stark, Summit, and Tuscarawas counties). Other rivers to consider smallmouth fishing are the Cuyahoga River, Little Beaver Creek, and Rocky River. Contact the Wildlife District Three Headquarters at (330) 644-2293 for more information regarding access points.
Leesville Lake (Carroll County) – Catfish are biting on chicken livers and shad. Most anglers are doing well fishing the few flats that can be found on Leesville Lake when the catfish come into the shallows to feed. Peak fishing times are from dusk to midnight.