Rocky Fork:Crappie fishing has been good for those who fish deep enough. Look for deep structure and work it with minnows. Some nice size bluegills have been taken with waxworms. Fish the coves in 2-3 feet of water. Bass have been hitting in the Fisherman’s Wharf area. Use green/pumpkin plastics or crankbaits along the banks. White bass are hitting shiny spinners and spoons in front of both beaches.
Lake Loramie:Crappies are being caught in the brush and a few have been moving to lily pads. Set bobbers at 14 inches and fish with minnows or jigs tipped with waxworms. Plenty of keepers are being caught. Anglers are casting with Vib-Es, Rat-L-Traps or twisters to catch saugeyes. The best area has been around Luthman Road on the east end of the lake. Bluegills are hitting waxworms and redworms along rocky shorelines.
Indian Lake:Saugeye fishing has been picking up since last week’s storms. Try slow trolling with a crawler harness off of Moundwood to Dream Bridge or cast with Vibe-Es at Dream Bridge, Moundwood or North Fork. Bluegills have been hitting around docks and rocks. Crappie fishing has been slow.
C.J. Brown Reservoir:Crappies have been biting around the marina, near the boat ramp and off of the rocks near the visitor center. Use minnows. A few yellow perch have been caught around structure with pieces of nightcrawler or minnows. A few walleyes have been caught by trolling crawler harnesses across the humps and old road bed. Also try jigging with large minnows. Catfish have been hitting nightcrawlers all over the lake.
Caesar Creek Lake:Anglers are still catching crappies from the mouths of coves around wood, usually about 8 feet deep. For saugeyes try trolling crankbaits over the flats and around the island. Bass are near the banks, hitting crankbaits or spinners around wood. Fish the creeks and near the dam to catch white bass on shiny spinners and spoons.
Paint Creek Lake:Crappie fishing has been good, with a higher percentage of keepers than in the spring. Use minnows or jigs and work the ledges and wood at depths of 3-6 feet. Bass are hitting jigs and crankbaits at 3-5 feet deep along the channel banks. For white bass or saugeye, slow troll the hazard zone or look for jumps and cast shiny spinners or spoons. The lake is almost 8 feet low with the marina ramp the only one is use.
Rush Run Lake:Anglers are still catching some of the rainbow trout stocked recently. Use waxworms, trout baits or small spinners. Some channel cats up to 8 pounds have been caught on nightcrawlers.
Grand Lake St. Marys:The EPA has lifted the no-contact advisory, so more people are returning to the lake. Anglers are mostly practicing catch-and-release and the crappie fishing has been very good. Look for shady areas and fish with small tubes or minnows. Good-size bluegills are being caught around docks and rocks. The EPA still advises against eating fish caught at GLSM. The rainbow trout stocked in Davis Lake, on the north side of St. Marys, are being caught on waxworms and crappie nibbles.
Lake Erie: Fishing activity has been at a minimum due to recent storms. A few walleyes have been caught in the area from Vermilion to Cedar Point. Perch fishing has slowed with some action north of West Sister Island and in the area off of the Marblehead Lighthouse,
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