Thursday, September 28, 2006

Ohio fishing

Paint Creek Lake white bass are hitting pretty good right now in the flats near the island and beach area off Upp Road. Now, you can't fish at the beach itself due to park regulations, but you can fish the surrounding areas with pretty good success either from shore or in a boat.
Successful fishermen are using twister tails jigs, mostly white or chartreuse. A lot of seven-inch fish are being caught with some 12-13 inch fish being found.
Crappies are also working a bit but they are being found in deep waters 10-12 feet down around the campground area and Pioneer Farm location. Fish the old channels of the surrounding creeks flowing into Paint Creek Lake from a boat using minnows or jigs colored black or chartreuse.
At Rocky Fork Lake, things are a lot slower with a few crappies being caught around the south side in Kelley's Cove again in deep water 10-12 feet down around wood structure using live minnows. A few bass are being caught on crank baits; shad colored lures like the Shad rattle traps with Carolina rigging.

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