Ohio Fishing Reports

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 20, 2018

Central Region O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Franklin County) – Anglers are employing spider rigs for crappies with some success. Some slabs, up to 13.5 inches, have been in the mix. Some are trolling for the best bite while others are casting. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishermen are catching decent numbers of 16-18-inch saugeyes by trolling Flicker Shads in a variety…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 6, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are doing OK on catfish here by fishing cut bait on or near the bottom. Chicken livers will work as well. Some of the channel catfish being reported have been over 20 inches. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are successfully trolling Flicker Shads in shallow water for saugeyes….

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 22, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are fishing for saugeyes and catfish here, but warm water temperatures have slowed the bite a bit, according to reports. Fishermen are trolling Flicker Shads in a variety of patterns for the saugeyes, which are ranging from 15 to 19 inches. Channel catfish can be found in the deeper sections…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – June 8, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching a mess of channel catfish and hybrid striped bass on this Central Ohio waterway. The popular method has been a simple nightcrawler fished below a float. The catfish ranged up to 25 inches, while the wipers measured out at a decent 14-19 inches. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County)…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 25, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen employing minnows under a float have been rewarded with a mixed bag of fish recently. Crappies, largemouth bass, and catfish are all in the mix. The crappies are running from 9 to 12 inches. Bass up to 2 pounds. A bunch of bluegills are also being caught on these same…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – May 11, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Nightcrawlers are the top ticket right now to catch channel catfish on Buckeye Lake. Some of the catfish being caught are ranging up to 20 inches. Simply fish the bait under a bobber to catch catfish and also some bonus carp. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are busy catching…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – April 27, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – Anglers are trolling to catch some saugeyes here. Most of the fish being caught, however, are running small. Anglers are dragging worm harnesses. Some channel catfish are also being caught using this method. Anglers are also catching a bunch of small crappies, too, from the last couple of years’ worth…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – April 13, 2018

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching wipers here by tight-lining chicken livers or shrimp on the bottom, much like you would fish for catfish. For saugeyes, cast a crankbait in perch patterns for the best results. Saugeyes have been ranging up to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching catfish, crappies, and bluegills by fishing…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – March 30, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers targeting the deep creek channels at this large central Ohio lake have been catching largemouth and smallmouth bass. Try using a spinnerbait to entice the bass bite. Also, anglers are fishing for saugeyes, but without much luck. Try a nightcrawler or a Vib-E to catch saugeyes. A bunch of anglers are…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – March 16, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are fishing mostly around the spillway to pick up a few stray saugeye and some crappies. Word is that the Vib-E bite is going strong. As water temperatures continue to warm, look for this trend to continue to get better. Early mornings and evenings have been the best time to capitalize…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – March 2, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Most of the lake remains covered in a thin layer of ice, but likely not enough to support ice fishing any longer. Also, a severe warm-up in temperatures has likely killed any chance of getting back on the ice here, possibly for the season. Anglers fishing below the spillway have had some…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Feb. 16, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – There is still a little ice left in some of the lake’s coves, but anglers should always be aware of thin spots on this lake. Some fishermen have shifted to fishing docks wherever they can find them. Swedish Pimples and waxworms are taking a few yellow perch and crappies. The saugeye bite…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Feb. 2, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are reporting anywhere from four to six inches of ice in many spots on this large Central Ohio lake, but be careful and carry a spud bar to test your way out. Crappies and saugeyes are being caught through the ice. The crappies are suspended in anywhere from 12 to 14…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Jan. 19, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are reporting anywhere from four to six inches of ice in many spots on this large Central Ohio lake. Crappies and saugeyes are being caught through the ice. The crappies are suspended in anywhere from 12 to 14 feet of water. Anglers are using blade baits such as Vib-Es and jig…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Jan. 5, 2018

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – When anglers have been able to find open water, they are catching saugeyes, crappies, bluegills, and some smallmouth bass. Fishing below the spillway also is always productive at this time of year. Tie on a Vib-E and go to work. For saugeyes, try a crankbait in shad patterns. Crappies will also hit…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 22, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching a few keeper crappies and bluegills by fishing the docks at this Delaware County lake. Evening hours have reportedly been the best for a good bite. Crappies have ranged up to 11 inches. Successful fishermen are simply using a minnow fished under a bobber. Others are fishing the spillway…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Dec. 8, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Fishermen at this central Ohio lake are fishing the marina docks with limited success on crappies. Try a jig and minnow combination or a jig and trailer in perch colors. The crappie bite has been hit and miss, with most of the action coming in the early morning hours. Crappies are measuring…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 24, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass here are finding some success. The popular setup has been either a jerkbait or a swimbait retrieved slowly. Others are casting for saugeyes with some success. Fish have ranged up to 19 inches. The fall months are also a good time to hook up with…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Nov. 10, 2017

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching saugeyes here from shore using swimbaits in five to 15 feet of water. The successful bite is coming in places where baitfish are strong. Concentrate efforts in these areas to catch saugeyes between 15 and 20 inches. Crappies, too, are being caught on the same baits in these same…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 27, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are catching wipers here by tightlining chicken livers or shrimp on the bottom, much like you would fish for catfish. For saugeyes, cast a crankbait in perch patterns for the best results. Saugeyes have been ranging up to 20 inches. Anglers are also catching catfish, crappies, and bluegills by fishing…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Oct. 13, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – Anglers are concentrating their efforts on rocky bottom areas with crankbaits, blade baits, and swim baits to catch saugeyes in respectable numbers. With a cool down in the forecast, the saugeye bite should pick up in the next week or so. Also, try minnows or nightcrawlers to catch crappies and…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 29, 2017

Central Region O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Delaware County) – Anglers continue to troll for saugeyes with some success. The popular tactic has been a slow troll with a small to medium-sized crankbait. Some crappies, too, are being caught by trolling anglers. Also, jig and minnow combinations are picking up crappies and bluegills. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – The bite is on…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 15, 2017

Central Region O’Shaughnessy Reservoir (Delaware County) – Anglers are fishing for saugeyes with a little bit of success here. The best bite has been for anglers slow trolling crankbaits. The crappie bite has been better with some 10- to 14-inch fish being reported. The crappies are being caught by the trollers. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – The topwater bite…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Sept. 1, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) – Anglers are fishing for bass with some success. Try a Jitterbug or Popper bait in the early evening hours. For saugeyes, fishermen are throwing crankbaits at them. Catfish, too, are always an option here. Fish nightcrawlers with weight on or near the bottom for the best bite. Alum Creek Lake…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 18, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fish a crankbait for the best saugeye bite right now. Target the rocks at Fairfield Beach or Lieb’s Island. The saugeye bite is reportedly a tough one right now, however. Might try fishing for catfish or crappies. For catfish, try cut bait such as bluegills fished on the bottom. A jig…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – Aug. 4, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – The saugeye bite is picking up again at Indian Lake if you can stand fishing in a crowd. Flicker Shads and other crankbaits seem to be the hot ticket right now for the successful saugeye bite. Troll the baits at a slow speed. Fish are ranging from 16 to 20 inches. Some crappies…