Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 9th, 2015
Acton Lake (Preble County) – Channel catfish are biting on creek chubs or nightcrawlers fished along the bottom or between eight to 19 feet deep during the late evening or early morning hours. Bluegills are being caught by anglers using waxworms or nightcrawlers. Bluegill fishing is bountiful along the banks. Saugeyes are active in this lake and are currently 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.
Buck Creek State Park (Clark County) – Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using chicken livers, cut bait, or earth worms. Fish the bait slowly along the bottom and into deep pools. Fishing is good near the mouth of Buck Creek. Keep the bait greater than 10 feet deep.
East Fork (Clermont County) – Crappies are being caught by anglers using waxworms, tube jigs, or medium- to large-sized minnows tipped on chartreuse jigs. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers fishing tightline at night using nightcrawlers, large minnows, or chicken liver. Fishing is best in water between eight and 20 feet deep. Bluegills are hitting on waxworms or red worms. Keep the bait under a bobber and about two to three feet deep. Cast anywhere around the docks, standing wood, or downed trees. Largemouth bass are being caught by anglers using six-inch plastic worms, spinnerbaits, or deep diving (six to 10 feet) shad-colored crankbaits.
Adams Lake (Adams County) – Bluegills have been biting recently around the riprap shorelines and along the edges of lily pads. Try using small jigs tipped with waxworms fished just one to two feet under a small bobber.