Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – December 4th, 2015
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.
Mad River (Clark and Montgomery counties) – Trout are being taken on spinners and rooster tails. Wading in the river and fishing from a kayak are both popular with anglers.
Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties) – Smallmouth bass fishing is excellent as the water cools and river conditions remain clear and stable. Look for areas with water deeper than four feet around bridge pilings, submerged logs, and undercut banks. Try drifting a live nightcrawler or minnow fished under a bobber. Plastic crayfish or crankbaits in crawdad patterns. Zulu in pearl or Rapala X-Rap are also effective.