Rocky Fork Lake
Crappie – This time of year 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 the month crappie should be biting all over
the lake. Look for wood (stumps or lay downs). Use minnows or chartreuse jigs.
Bass - Bass are being caught on black and blue jigs. Also try shakey heads in green pumpkin. Fish
in 5 to 8 feet of water.
White Bass - White bass are moving up into the creek arms. Use twister tails or inline spinners,
such as rooster tails.
Bluegill - Use wax worms or red worms in 5 to 8 feet of water around wood or around the boat
Saugeye - Few saugeye are caught in early April, but will improve as the water warms up. Fish
around south beach in 5 to 9 feet of water. Try trolling twister tails tipped with a nightcrawler.
Catfish - Catfishing is 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!