Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 29th, 2016
Kiser Lake (Champaign County) — Historically, this is one of the best lakes in the state for ice fishing, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. Ice thickness reports as of Jan. 19 varied from 3 to 31⁄2 inches. The DNR always recommends at least four inches of ice before venturing out. In case we do get good ice, anglers can expect to catch good numbers of panfish on this Champaign County lake. Try jig and minnow combos or waxworms under an ice bobber.
C.J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) — Ice thickness varies from place to place here. Some anglers are drilling holes near the marina, but are not reporting much of a bite. Walleyes are stocked in this lake and typically can be caught on ice jigs tipped with a minnow. Also, try the always tried and true waxworm to entice the panfish bite. As always, be absolutely certain that the ice is thick enough to hold a person if you decide the venture out.