Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – March 11th, 2016e
Paint Creek Lake (Highland County) — The campground area of Paint Creek Lake is giving up good numbers of crappies, according to angler reports. Successful anglers are suspending minnows by a bobber in five to eight feet of water. Black and chartreuse jigs tipped with a minnow are also working well. The absolute best bite, however, is coming on chartreuse jigs with red flakes tipped with a minnow.
C.J. Brown Reservoir (Clark County) — Anglers are taking advantage of winter dock fishing on this Clark County lake and being rewarded in some cases with some decent crappies and yellow perch. Crappies have ranged up to 11 inches, according to reports, and the perch have been 10 inches or less. Some bluegills have also been tossed into the mix by anglers fishing tiny jigs with tails or tipped with live bait.
Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) — A few lucky anglers have zeroed in on the crappie bite here in recent weeks. Anglers fishing around the island in 11 to 13 feet of water are seeing good results for crappies. Fish the humps in the lake for the best crappie bite. Fish are ranging a large 10 to 13 inches.