Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report

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…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 21, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – The saugeye bite has slowed a little on this popular Logan County lake but fish are still being caught. Successful anglers are trolling Flicker Shads in 10 to 15 feet of water. Sizes range from 10 to 20 inches for the saugeyes. Some channel catfish are still being caught. Fish deep for the…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report – July 7, 2017

Central Region Indian Lake (Logan County) – Saugeyes are being caught by anglers employing Husky Jerks and other similar baits. Look for rocky areas for the best saugeye bite, anglers report. Anglers are catching limits of fish, some up to 25 inches. Some channel catfish and crappies are also getting into the mix. Fish deep for the catfish using nightcrawlers…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — June 9, 2017

Central Region Hargus Creek Lake (Pickaway County) – Crappies are active in coves and around woody cover. Use minnows or small jigs under a float. A good number of bluegills and redear sunfish, up to eight inches, can be caught on waxworms in shallow areas this time of year. A large population of 12- to 15-inch bass inhabit this lake…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing Report — May 12, 2017

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are still fishing this popular central Ohio reservoir even though water levels have been reduced. Some saugeyes and crappies are being caught on small jigs at Fairfield Beach. A few largemouth bass are being taken at the marsh. Saugeye anglers might try trolling blade baits or crankbaits off the marsh…