With temperatures still on the colder side, we expect to see a big uptick in fish reports starting next week with walleye and crappie, but as of now, white bass, catfish, and wipers have been the best fish to target.
White bass- They are still in the river! As of 5/12 in the evening, we are getting regular reports averaging 20 fish per hour in the late afternoons and evenings. One report on 5/12 reported a limit in just under 2 hours and 15 Fish Ohio white bass.
Hot Baits: Inline Spinners/Rooster Tails, Twister Tails with 1/16 oz jigs.
Wipers -Wipers have been mixed in with Catfish at the Deer Creek spillway, being caught on Shrimp, Chicken Liver and Nightcrawlers. Target very early mornings or late at night for best results.
Catfish -Catfish have been active in shallow, warmer water for the past few weeks and continue to be. German Church and the Deer Creek spillway have been the best two spots to target.
Walleye- Walleye are still slow at most of the inland lakes as the water temperature is far below average for the middle of May. If the mornings come out of their 30-40 degree slump, expect the fishing to pick up.
Crappie- Crappie fishing has improved, but is still behind schedule. There were a few days we got some solid reports over the past week, but they have been hit and miss as the weather has fluctuated so much. Expect the weekend to be a great time to target really shallow water and bays as we should see temps into the 70s.