Deer creek

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Hootyhooo, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Hootyhooo

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    Any tips for fishing at Deer Creek?
     
  2. BigRed

    BigRed Just keep casting ...

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    I've fished Deer Creek Lake several times this year. Water temp 80 with pretty good visibility.
    Fished catfish in NW corner of the lake where the creek enters. Looked for "holes" ... found several about 9 ft deep. Talked with a local who said he used leeches with great success. He was "tree fishing" with 30 rope lines placed along the banks in the deeper, 6 ft water. Also said the cats were just starting to hit liver. He said he caught a 23 lb shovelhead on Monday.
    Fished NE top of lake past the Lodge, all the way up. Caught largemouths on 4 inch plastic worms (black with red tails).
    Both the NW and NE forks of the lake are totally no-wake and very comfortable to fish during the crazy summer boating season.
    Boat ramps are in good shape.

    Overall, had a couple of good trips, caught fish, and didn't get knocked around by pleasure boaters.

    Good Fishing !!
     

  3. Hootyhooo

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    Thanks for info... should be down there in a couple weeks... like to catch some saugeye, but ya gotta catch whats biting.
     
  4. bass had been hittin' crawdad color crankbaits, 4-6 ft divers
    good luck
     
  5. Anyone ever fish the timber behind the boat camp area with any success?
     
  6. I fished it years ago and got some crappie and gills on bass minnies.
     
  7. Hootyhooo

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    thanks for the tips