Rocky Fork Lake
Crappie - Crappie fishing in the summer is usually best from south beach to the dam. look for wood
in 10 to 18 feet of water, using minnows or small jigs. Trolling for crappie is becoming more popular
especially during the summer. Try chartreuse jigs or twisters. Remember there is a daily limit of 30
and a minimum size limit of 9 inches.
Bass - Look for points or weed beds. Crank baits or artificial worms both work well. A live
nightcrawler is also good bait. Daily limit of 5 and a minimum size of 12 inches.
White Bass - Look for white bass feeding on shad on the surface. Ease up to them and cast inline
spinners (rooster tails, mepps, etc.) or small crank baits.Bluegill - Use wax worms or red worms
around wood or especially around the boat docks all over the lake.
Saugeye - South beach, north beach or around the island are good areas for catching saugeye in
the summer. Use either small crank baits or twister tails tipped with a piece of nightcrawler for trolling
or casting. Daily limit of 6 and a minimum size of 15 inches.
Catfish - Look for the flats in the lake in 5 to 10 feet of water. Nightcrawlers or cut bait work well for
the channel catfish. Use large minnows, chubs or goldfish for the shovelhead (flathead) catfish.
Thanks to Leon & Jean Cole of Coles Bait and Tackle, Bainbridge, Ohio for the fishing reports!