Central Ohio Fishing Report – March 25th, 2016

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Anglers are catching open-water saugeyes at the North Bank ramp. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations, Swedish Pimples, or blade baits. At Thornport, anglers are catching small crappies and yellow perch. Fish are shallow, with successful anglers fishing just about six inches deep.

Alum Creek Reservoir (Delaware County) –  Open-water anglers are catching yellow perch, crappies, saugeyes, and white bass at times on this Central Ohio lake. Successful anglers are using the same techniques and patterns as they were through the ice with some success. For the best panfish bite, try waxworms if you can find them. Jig and minnow combinations also have been taking some saugeyes. Fish anywhere from 10 to 20 feet of water for the best bite.

Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway counties) – Anglers fishing below the spillway are having various bits of luck, depending on the day you are there. Some saugeyes up to 4 pounds have been reportedly caught by anglers using jig and minnow combinations. Pressure is fairly heavy, though, so be prepared for a crowd.

Delaware Lake (Delaware County) – The crappie bite should pick up as the water warms. Delaware Lake is well known in these parts for its crappie population. Remember, there is a daily bag limit of 30 crappies and a nine-inch minimum keeper requirement. Try fishing the wood around the edges of the lake for the best panfish bite. 

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