Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – October 23rd, 2015
Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer County) – For channel catfish, use chicken livers and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom for best results. For crappies, it is a little early but shoreline cover offers the best locations to catch them. Use minnows beneath a bobber fished at depths of three to six feet. For bluegills, use red worms and waxworms.
Indian Wildlife Area Ponds (Brown County) – This is a hot area for catching bluegills. Try using waxworms suspended under a bobber at three to four feet or in-line spinners.
East Fork (Clermont County) – Crappies are being caught by anglers using waxworms, tube jigs, or medium- to large-sized minnows tipped on white or chartreuse jigs. Look for good crappie fishing off points and back into the cove areas, as well as up and into Poplar and Clover creeks. Bluegills are hitting on waxworms and red worms. Keep the bait under a bobber around two to three feet deep. Cast anywhere around the docks, standing wood, or downed trees. Channel catfish are being caught by anglers using nightcrawlers fished along the bottom in the mouths of the creeks.