5/22 Report

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    Nightprowler Crappie Hunter

    Jim Morris' Fishing Report for May 22, 2008

    Caesar Creek Lake:Crappie fishing has been very good in shallow water, using minnows or jigs. On bright days, use chartreuse and other light-colored jigs. On dark days, go for black or purple. Fish around brush and stickups at depths of 4-6 feet. A 17-inch crappie was brought in last week at Spillway Party Supply near the Wellman ramp. Saugeye fishing has picked up around the island. Anglers are drifting and jigging with nightcrawlers. Bass are still along the banks and are being caught with spinners and plastics. Stink baits have worked best on channel cats.

    Lake Loramie:Bluegills and crappies have moved close to the banks. For bluegills, use waxworms or redworms. For crappies, minnows and blue jigs have been effective. The best saugeye fishing has been in the creek with anglers tossing chartreuse or white twisters or using a bass minnow under a slip bobber. Catfish have been hitting all over on just about any bait you can come up with.

    Indian Lake:Cold, windy weather has limited fishing, but it should improve as the warmer weather moves in. Water temperatures have been under 60 degrees. Crappies have moved off of the banks and some are being caught around lily pads on minnows and jigs. For bluegills, fish around docks with waxworms or redworms. Saugeye fishing has been spotty. An 8.5-pound saugeye was caught around one of the bridges last week.

    Grand Lake St. Marys:Bass fishing has been good. Use spinners or various plastics and fish along the banks in the channels. Crappies are scattered. Try fishing in brushpiles at varying depths with minnows or jigs. For bluegills, fish around docks with waxworms. Catfish are hitting cut bait and nightcrawlers all over the lake.

    Rocky Fork Lake: Crappies and bluegills are being caught from deep water, 12 to 18 feet, on minnows and black/chartreuse jigs. For saugeyes troll or cast off of south beach, off Kelley's Point and around the island with crankbaits or chartreuse jigs. You can use a piece of nightcrawler on a jig and drift.

    Paint Creek Lake:/b> High water has limited fishing in recent days, but it should be dropped by the weekend. Crappies are bound to be in deeper water. The best action has been in the spillway where saugeyes have been caught on minnows or chartreuse and white twisters. Crappies are hitting smaller minnows and white bass have been taking minnows, small spinners and white twisters, also in the spillway.

    C.J. Brown Reservoir: Cold and windy conditions have limited fishing recently, but white bass are still being caught on the north end of the lake on shiny spinners and spoons. A few crappies have been caught around the marina on minnows and jigs. Bluegills have been hitting waxworms near the structure at the ramp. Walleye fishing has been slow. Try jigging with nightcrawlers or leeches over the old roadbed.

    Lake Erie: Anglers are beginning to work various summer walleye haunts by both trolling and drifting. Fishing is still good around the reef complex, but look for deeper water in the vicinity. Walleyes have been caught in the area west and north of West Sister Island, west of South Bass Island between Green Island and Rattlesnake Island and along the Canadian border from North Bass Island to Gull Island Shoal. For yellow perch, try fishing off of Marblehead and east of Kelleys.