Ohio Fishing Reports

Central Ohio Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012

Alum Creek Lake (Delaware) Saugeyes are biting on worm harnesses and crankbaits fished close to the bottom. Muskie are being caught around shoreline cover and off of main lake points. Largemouth bass are being caught using creature baits, tubes and crankbaits along shoreline cover. Crappies are moving to deeper water as water temperatures increase. Fish the mouths of coves with…

Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

Killdeer Plains Pond #30 (Wyandot County) This pond is located southeast of Harpster, off Township Highway 125. Just south of the railroad tracks, turn west and follow the gravel lane back to the pond. Sunfish can be caught this month along the north and west banks. Try using wax worms or redworms fished under slip bobbers. No ramp is available;…

Southeast Ohio Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012

AEP ReCREATION LANDS (Morgan, Muskingum, and Noble counties) Bluegills are found in nearly every impoundment at the ReCreation lands. This time of year, they should be on or guarding their beds, and the clear water in most of the lakes will make locating the bedding bluegills easier. Look in shallow water for circular depressions – in sandy/gravelly areas, sunfish spawn…

Southwest Ohio Fishing Report

Rocky Fork Lake (Highland County) Prior to the heavy rains, bluegills were being taken in 2-4 feet of water along shorelines with fallen trees and brush. Use wax worms, redworms, or pieces of nightcrawlers fished 1½ – 2 feet below a small bobber. Try saugeye fishing in 5-10 feet of water near the islands and along shoreline points. Cast silver-colored…

Steelhead run winding down in northeast Ohio – Northeast Report

Dale Walborn Reservoir (Portage County) Crappies have been biting very well in water less than five feet deep. Boat and shore anglers are catching large numbers of fish on minnows, wax worms and jigs suspended under slip bobbers. The channel catfish have also been active, taking nightcrawlers fished on slip-sinker rigs. Berlin Lake (Mahoning, Portage, and Stark counties) The crappie…

Paint Creek crappie, saugeye fishing highlights report

DISTRICT 1-Central Region Deer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway counties) – Heading into late February, anglers were still catching saugeyes in the 15- to 20-inch range below the spillway. Jigs and tails in white, chartreuse, and pink are producing a good bite. Mary’s Bait Shop, 740-869-3597 Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – Saugeyes are being caught at…

Ice-free streams allow steelhead anglers much success

Editor’s note: There were several reports of anglers attempting to fish through the ice on some northern Ohio lakes, but with ever changing temperatures extreme caution must be used. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s across much of Ohio at the time of this report would make ice fishing unlikely at best. What follows is a report of conditions at…

Saugeyes, crappie biting when anglers find open water

Editor’s note: There were several reports of anglers attempting to fish through the ice on some northern Ohio lakes, but with ever changing temperatures extreme caution must be used. Temperatures in the 40s and 50s across much of Ohio at the time of this report would make ice fishing unlikely at best. What follows is a report of conditions at…

Open-water on Erie is productive

DISTRICT 1  – Central RegionDeer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway counties) – Water levels are up with the lake at winter pool right now and it’s running muddy. Anglers have had some success primarily in the evening hours using Husky Jerks for saugeyes near the spillway.Mary’s Bait Shop, 740-869-3597Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) – The crappie and…

OH: Anglers catching saugeyes and steelhead Issue: 25

Central RegionDeer Creek Lake (Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway counties) – Some saugeyes are being caught at the spillway, though the bite is reported on one day and off the next. Try 1⁄8- to 1⁄4-ounce jigs dressed with a pink or yellow tail. Saugeyes have ranged from 9 to 15 inches.Mary’s Bait Shop, 740-869-3597Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties) –…

OH: Look shallow for crappies and saugeyes Issue: 24

Central RegionKiser Lake (Champaign County) – Fish plastic baits and crankbaits for largemouth bass in and along lily pads on the south side of the lake and near woody cover on the north shore. As the water warms, bluegills can be caught in shallow water areas using night crawlers or wax worms fished under a bobber. Fly-fishing for bluegills using…