Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – March 25th, 2016e
Kiser Lake (Champaign County) – Anglers are catching bluegills up to 10 inches in length on this southern Ohio reservoir. Yellow perch and crappies are also in the mix with the slabs running up to 12-13 inches. Try waxworms or nightcrawlers under a bobber for bait.
Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) – Anglers fishing the docks at the restaurant have been catching crappies and bluegills fairly regularly. Try waxworms, maggots, or nightcrawlers fished under a bobber. You can never go wrong with small jigs and minnows either.
Paint Creek Lake (Highland County) – Muddy water is making for some tough fishing at Paint Creek, but those who have persevered have been paid off in crappies. Sizes range anywhere from eight to 11 inches. Most bites are coming in just eight feet of water by anglers throwing tube jigs in chartreuse and white.
Caesar Creek Lake (Warren County) – Water levels are reportedly low here, but if you can get a boat on the lake you can get into some spring crappies, anglers report. Search out any woody areas of the lake, back into the channels, for the best crappie bite. Fish are biting on plastics and jig and worm combinations.
East Fork Lake (Clermont County) – Anglers fishing at East Fork are searching for crappies, but are reporting them being tough to catch. Most successful anglers have caught fish suspended in 10 to 20 feet of water on jig and minnow combinations. Most crappies have been smallish in the six-inch range, but some specimens have measured up to 10 inches.