Rocky Fork Lake
Crappie – This time of year crappie fishing is usually better in the west end of the lake. The water
warms up faster in that area of the lake. By the middle to the end of April, crappie should be biting
all over the lake. Look for wood (stumps or lay downs) in 4 to 12 feet of water. Use minnows or
charteuse jigs. Remember there is a daily limit of 30 and a minimum size limit of 9 inches.
Bass – Bass can be caught on a variety of baits – black and blue jigs, spinner baits, 6 inch worms,
crank baits, etc. Fish in 5 to 8 feet of water. Remember there is a daily limit of 5 and a minimum size
of 12 inches.
White Bass – White bass are moving up into the creek arms. Use twister tails ot inline spinners such
as rooster tails.
Bluegill – Use wax worms or red worms in 3 to 8 feet of water around wood or around the boat
Saugeye – Few saugeye are caught in early spring but will improve as the water warms up. Fish
around south beach in 5 to 9 feet of water. Try trolling or casting twister tails tipped with a piece of
nightcrawler. Remember there is a daily limit of 6 and a minimum size of 15 inches.
Catfish – Catfishing will be slowly improving. Try cut bait or nightcrawlers in 7 to 10 feet of water.
Thanks to Leon & Jean Cole of Coles Bait and Tackle, Bainbridge, Ohio for the fishing reports!