Jim Morris Ouija Report

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Nightprowler, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler Crappie Hunter

    Jim Morris' fishing report for Oct. 25 Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Indian Lake: Saugeye fishing has turned on. Anglers have been lining the south bank and other spots around the lake. Boaters have been using Rat-L-Traps and Vib-E's, dragging crawler harnesses or jigging with large minnows around Dream Bridge and Moundwood. For crappies, use minnows and fish along the channel banks and around lily pads. Bluegills have been hitting waxworms and redworms around docks and brush. Anglers are catching largemouth bass in the channels around cover with spinner baits, tubes, and crank baits.

    Grand Lake St. Marys: Plenty of stocked rainbow trout are being caught in the lagoon on the northeast corner of the lake. Use waxworms, corn or Corn Nuggets. Crappie fishing continues to be good. Fish around brush in channels at varying depths with jigs and minnows. Also try around docks or shoot a minnow under a pontoon. Use crankbaits or plastics and fish around wood for largemouth bass. For catfish, try the mouths of creeks with nightcrawlers or chicken liver. A few perch have been caught at the entrance of Rustic Haven channel.

    Paint Creek Lake: Crappies are hitting all over the lake, usually on minnows or jigs tipped with minnows. Fish around wood at depths from 3-12 feet. The black/chartreuse combination has been best for jigs. Saugeyes are hitting small crankbaits and twisters from the beach to the island in 5-7 feet of water. Trolling has been most effective. For white bass, look for the jumps and toss a small white twister or in-line spinner.

    Rocky Fork Lake: Saugeye fishing has been good. Troll or cast off of the north and south beaches and around the island with chartreuse twisters, Rat-L-Traps or Shad-Raps. Crappies are deep, 12-16 feet. A few have been caught out of Kelly's Cove and off the South Wall. Bass fishing continues to be good off of rocks with crankbaits. For catfish, use cut shad and fish the Fisherman's Wharf area.

    C.J. Brown Reservoir: Walleye fishing has been steady, but not spectacular. Try jigging with a nightcrawler over the humps or trolling a Hot-N-Tot or other crankbait. Crappie fishing has been very good around the marina, mostly with minnows. For bluegills, use waxworms or redworms and fish around the fish attractors near the ramp. White bass have been hitting shiny spoons and spinners near the ramp and off of the rocks near the dam.

    Caesar Creek Lake: Muskie anglers have been successful tossing large crankbaits, bucktails and jerkbaits in shallow water. Late morning seems to be the best time. For saugeyes, fish the flats around the island. You can drift with a large minnow or nightcrawler, try jigging or troll a crankbait. For bass, work the wood around the banks with crankbaits or plastics or try a top-water lure early in the morning. Crappies are mostly deep, 20 feet or more, around structure. Fish the creeks or creek mouths for catfish with nightcrawlers or cut shad.

    Trout fishing: Rainbow trout have been stocked recently at Tawawa Lake in Sidney, at Rush Run Lake, Grand Lake St. Marys (northeast corner) and Stonelick Lake (Clermont County). Another stocking is planned for Wednesday at the ponds at Sycamore State Park. Use waxworms, corn, Corn Nuggets or small spinners. The limit is five.

    Lake Erie: Windy conditions have limited fishing opportunities. For yellow perch, try A, B, and C cans of the Camp Perry range, off of Kelleys Island shoal and north of the Marblehead Lighthouse. Walleye fishing has been best off of Crane Creek in 18 to 20 feet of water and also from Green Island to Niagara Reef and Northwest Reef.
    For Lake Erie conditions and information, call (888) HOOK-FISH or visit wildohio.com.
    Contact outdoor writer Jim Morris at (937) 225-2409 or jmorris@DaytonDailyNews.com.

    Thank You!
  2. Rob

    Rob Crappietracker

    The CC Crappie are deep, from 9-21fow. But they are getting larger[​IMG]

    Rob We really do like the fishing reports!!