Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 12th, 2016
Kiser Lake (Champaign County) — Before the weekend warm up the last weekend in January, Kiser Lake was giving up good numbers of panfish through five to six inches of ice. All bets are off now, though, as temperatures in the 50s likely deteriorated much of the good ice. In case the ice comes back on, the successful setup has been a jig and minnow combination, jigged slowly. Catches of crappies, perch, bluegills, and even some small bass have been reported.
C.J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) — Anglers had been fishing through the ice here, but as the report goes with all of these lakes in southern Ohio, that ice is likely deteriorated now. Anglers fishing near the docks were catching good numbers of crappies and bluegills before the ice melted away.
Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) — Anglers fishing below the spillway on this popular Muskingum County lake have been catching crappies and a few saugeyes. The ‘eyes have been running in the small 11- to 13-inch range, however. The crappie bite has been better, though. Try waxworms fished on a jig or minnow and jig combinations.
Seneca Lake (Noble and Guernsey counties) — Fishermen trying their luck below the spillway are catching a few fish, according to reports. Crappies and bluegills fill out the catch in most instances with the larger fish going up to 12 inches. Try live bait and jig combinations.