Ohio Fishing Reports

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 31st, 2013

Lake Logan (Hocking County) It’s a mixed bag at Logan with anglers pulling in a few saugeyes, crappies, and even catfish. Numbers have been inconsistent at best. A few lucky anglers are vertical jigging around areas of cover with shiners and minnows to produce a bite. Division of Wildlife, District 4, 740-439-1427 Belmont Lake (Belmont County) District 4 Division of…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 31st, 2013

Paint Creek Lake (Highland County) Anglers are searching for the crappie and saugeye bite at both Paint Creek and Rocky Fork lakes but muddy water conditions haven’t produced much success. Temperatures have been warm but water clarity seems to be the primary issue. Cole’s Bait and Tackle, 937-365-1436  East Fork Lake (Clermont County) Anglers are almost exclusively in search of…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – January 18th, 2013

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) Reports indicate that Buckeye Lake in central Ohio has anywhere from three to four inches of good ice. Anglers are trying for bluegills, crappies and saugeyes with some luck. The popular set up has been jig and minnow combinations or wax worms under a bobber. Be sure to check with local bait shops…

Northwest Oho Fishing Report – January 13th, 2013

Indian Lake (Logan County) Anywhere from three to four inches of ice is being reported all around this Logan County lake. Anglers are reporting catching bluegills, crappies and even a few saugeyes through the ice. Successful fishermen are using jig and minnow combinations or just straight maggots on a hook and ice bobber combo.  Maumee River (Wood County) Anglers are…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 18th, 2013

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) Ohio Outdoor News contributors Mike Mainhart and Paul Liikala recently hit this northeast Ohio lake in search of walleyes. Ice is reported anywhere from three to four inches of ice. They reporting catching some bluegills on wax worms fished under a bobber. Mainhart reports that there were 50 shanties on the lake on a recent weekend…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 13th, 2013

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) Dillon rarely gets good ice because of fluctuating water levels. Open-water anglers, however, have been catching bluegills and crappies here. Target areas with structure, recommends Bob Mathie at Bob’s Outdoor Supply. Anglers fishing the spillway area have been catching a few saugeyes. “They’ve been getting a few, but nothing to brag about,” Mathie says. Bob’s Outdoor Supply,…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 18th, 2013

Paint Creek Lake (Highland County) Paint Creek Lake has a layer of skim ice, particularly around the shoreline, making bank fishing a tough proposition, according to Cole’s Bait and Tackle in Bainbridge. The remainder of the lake is open and anglers are catching good numbers of crappies on baby shad imitating baits and minnows. Fishing below the dam is fair…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) Buckeye has been shifting back and forth between skim ice and open water. When there has been open water, anglers have been catching crappies in the 11- to 12-inch range on small jigs or minnows under a bobber. The bluegill bite is typically a good wintertime bet at Buckeye, but there haven’t been…

Northwest Oho Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013

Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer, Auglaize counties) Saugeyes are being caught in the early mornings.  Minnows under a slip bobber is working as is jigs with Twister Tails.  The Outdoorsman, 419-394-5769, www.eastbankmarina.com, click on “Outdoorsman” Maumee River (Wood County) The Maumee doesn’t get much fishing pressure through the winter. But, some anglers do have success fishing for steelhead here, particularly…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013

Tuscarawas River (Tuscarawas, Coshocton counties) When river conditions have been right over the past several weeks, anglers have been catching northern pike in the stretch of the river from Dover to Coshocton on Husky Jerks and Rogues. Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) Plenty of anglers are still hitting this northeast Ohio lake in search of winter walleyes. Duck hunters were also…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – January 4th, 2013

Dillon Lake (Muskingum County) Anglers have been catching saugeyes on blade baits below the dam. Fish have been averaging about 13 inches with some up to 18. Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992 Lake Logan (Hocking County) Anglers are fishing below the spillway and also the beach for saugeyes with limited success. Jig and minnow combinations is the reported bait of choice….

Central Ohio Fishing Report – December 21st, 2012

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) Lake levels are at normal winter pool. Anglers might try any of the creeks running into the lake, particularly the south fork of the Licking River, for saugeyes at this time of year. Duck and goose hunters might try the west end of the lake, where larger rafts of waterfowl usually keep a…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 21st, 2012

Pleasant Hill Lake (Richland and Ashland counties) Anglers are catching saugeyes below the spillway by casting jigs into the current. Best colors in tails has been white, yellow, or chartreuse. After dark, try casting Husky Jerks or Smithwicks from the rocks. Division of Wildlife, District 3, 330-644-2293 Berlin Reservoir (Portage, Mahoning, and Stark counties) Anglers have had fair success catching…

Central Ohio Fishing Report – December 7th, 2012

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, and Perry counties) Anglers fishing below the spillway for saugeyes are running into an inconsistent bite, reports Bob Mathie of Bob’s Outdoor Supply in Newark. Mathie said the crappie bite has also been slow, but a few anglers are fishing for them at Heron Bay. Bob’s Outdoor Supply, 740-349-0992  Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) A few saugeyes…

Northwest Oho Fishing Report – December 7th, 2012

Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer, Auglaize counties) Saugeyes are being caught in the early mornings.  Minnows under a slip bobber is working as is jigs with Twister Tails.  The Outdoorsman, 419-394-5769, www.eastbankmarina.com, click on “Outdoorsman” Tiffin River (Seneca County) Reports indicate that anglers have been catching northern pike on some tributaries of this river in Seneca County. Some fish have…

Northeast Ohio Fishing Report – December 7th, 2012

Mosquito Lake (Trumbull County) Anglers are fishing for walleyes and yellow perch with some decent results. Most are throwing crankbaits such as Husky Jerks while others are employing jig and minnow combinations. Causeway Sporting Goods, 330-637-7076 Punderson Lake (Geauga County) Plenty of trout are available from a recent Division of Wildlife stocking, but anglers report a tough bite. Anglers are…