Ohio Outdoor News Fishing and Hunting Report

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Aug. 2, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are catching saugeyes and channel catfish in mid-level waters using crankbaits. The catfish have been of the small variety, but the saugeyes have ranged up to a respectable 17 inches. Anglers are employing a semi-fast retrieve on the baits to trigger a strike. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – July 19, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – The catfish bite continues to go strong. Anglers are utilizing cut shad to catch channels upward of 20 inches. Fish the bait deep for better results. Also, some saugeyes and crappies are being caught by those fishermen trolling crawler harnesses. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are doing quite well…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are finding hybrid stripers cooperative at this large, central Ohio canal lake. The best bite actually is coming for fishermen trying to catch catfish using shrimp or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Crappies and saugeyes are also active, according to reports. For a full profile of Buckeye Lake, see…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 10, 2019

Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Fishermen are concentrating on docks to catch crappies in good numbers. Some are slow trolling crappie rigs to pick up fish. The crappies are ranging from seven to 12 inches, and many of the smaller ones are being thrown back, according to reports. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Anglers are catching smallmouth…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 26, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers fishing shallow lily pads and boat docks are picking up channel catfish and bluegills. The successful bite is coming on live bait, either nightcrawlers or minnows under a float. Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) – Crappie fishermen are doing OK here by fishing baby-shad-imitating baits. Find any laydown on the…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – April 12, 2019

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 & Hunting Report – Jan. 18, 2019

Central Region Alum Creek Lake (Delaware County) — Anglers fishing the shoreline at the spillway in recent days have been catching muskies of all things. Most muskie catches have been incidental by anglers fishing for saugeyes at the dam. Not much to report on saugeye success. A few crappies are being caught, however. Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) —…