Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – December 18th, 2015
Great Miami River (Miami, Montgomery, and Warren counties) – Smallmouth bass fishing can be 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 are also effective.
Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) – Saugeyes are being taken in eight to 15 foot depths near the islands and along main lake points. Try trolling silver-colored crankbaits so that the lure occasionally bumps bottom. Largemouth bass can be found along rocky shorelines and near fallen trees. Cast jigs, rubber worms, and crankbaits for bass.
C.J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) – Walleye fishing continues to improve. Try early morning boat angling, fishing jigs tipped with a nightcrawler over the mid-lake humps and in the north end of the lake. Remember there is a 15-inch minimum size limit and daily bag of six on walleye. Bluegills can be caught around the rocky shorelines of the dam and the marina. Also, try fishing the wooden piling structures near the boat ramp and campground. Use waxworms or red worms for bluegill, fished under a bobber.
Indian Creek Wildlife Area (Brown County) – Try your luck on bluegill and sunfish using red worms, earthworms, or waxworms. Keep the bait about two to three feet deep. The Family Fishing Pond is best and is marked and accessible from Campbell Road in the wildlife area.