Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – May 20th, 2016
East Fork Lake (1,971 acres, 32.3 miles of shoreline; Clermont County) – For crappies, try using minnows and jigs with tubes. Chartreuse and white color patterns are working the best currently. Fish are generally being taken in 18 to 24 inches of water. Try fishing around structure, fallen trees, and in the coves.
Rocky Fork Lake (1,992 acres; Highland County) – For saugeyes, anglers are reporting decent fishing. Try crankbaits or trolling with a Shad Rap. Crappies have been hitting between three and four feet. Try using black or chartreuse jigs and minnows. Largemouth bass are being taken with crankbaits in water two to six feet deep.
Cowan Lake (92 acres, 17 miles of shoreline; Clinton County) – The lake is slightly muddy at the moment but many are reporting decent fishing. For crappies, try minnows in four to six feet of water.
Adams Lake (Adams County) – Anglers should have good success fishing from the shoreline. Bluegills and crappies can be caught on nightcrawlers and waxworms. This is a great place for fishing with youth. Pay careful attention to the trees and weeds along the bank. Fish are hitting around 18 inches deep.
Lake Loramie (Shelby County) – Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers, shrimp, and stink baits fished on the bottom. Bluegills have been caught recently around boat docks, riprap shorelines, and along the edges of lily pads. Try using small jigs tipped with waxworms fished just one to two feet under a small bobber.