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Ohio Reports
Delaware Lake, OH
2017-11-06
The catfish are biting and a new species of catfish yellow bellied catfish.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Buckeye Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Buckeye Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Ohio
Latitude:
39.9181650000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
14
County:
Fairfield
Longitude:
-82.4706120000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2847
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2017-07-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 73
Fishing was awesome around North Shore today cut 50 saw guys using Rogues X wraps and husky jerks
Guest
2017-04-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 63
Very windy 4/24/2017. Hit many canals for crappie and had no luck. One white bass and two nice blue gill in the canals. Wind producing white caps out of the East so we hit the west side of islands for calmer water. Fished 3 ft deep with bobber and minnow with split shot and ended up catching 8 2lb-4lb catfish. Still early for crappie in the canals.
Guest
2015-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 57
The water level is low due to a breach and/or structural integrity of the dam. They manually reduced the water level in case of a compete failure off the dam. Construction of the new dam won\'t start until next year or possibly the year after. Until is complete water levels will be kept low.
Guest
2015-04-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 55
Fishing today was terrible. Only thing happening is carp cruising around and crappie feeding on flies off the surface. I guess you could catch some small ones under the docks. Fish are not hitting on anything. Tried every plastic and hard bait in my box. People around me fishing with chicken livers and minnows were not having any luck either. Spoke with 10 people and prob 30 were fishing over 3 hours I was there and only one striper in a bucket . Water level is super low. Not sure what happened but if your fimilar with the west bank entrance you can now stand under the bridge. About 20 feet below normal and the lake is already pretty shallow. The boat landing on that side is also closed. If your making the trip hold off for awhile.
Guest
2013-07-24
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Blue cats and Channel cats biting on worms around docks under a float in 4 to 5 ft. of water.
Guest
2013-03-31
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 44
Caught 1 striped bass 22\" long on bass lure called megabass griffin.
Guest
2012-06-08
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 5 saugeyes today. Was jigging around islands around fairfield beach. 3 keepers and 2 under 15 inch. Also caught 5 bass all at one large rock right on the shore line.
Guest
2012-06-08
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 5 saugeyes today. Was jigging around islands around fairfield beach. 3 keepers and 2 under 15 inch. Also caught 5 bass all at one large rock right on the shore line.
Guest
2012-05-02
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 60
caught 2 smalls and a cat this evening. hit them in a channel on a berkley minnow.
Guest
2012-04-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went out on Thursday and Friday. I didn't catch much I got a nice real bluegill he was 9 oz. and some other small ones. I missed a nice bass. I got excited and ripped it out and he was gone. I got him on a Green Pumpkin Jig with a Snake Jerkbait Trailer. I got the bite on the rocks in the Brooks Park Channel.
Buckeye Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Buckeye Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Buckeye Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Buckeye Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The smallmouth bass are hitting on bubble gum pink colored lures like soft plasics and spinnerbaits
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Buckeye Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Buckeye Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie are starting to bite a lot more, the last few weeks have been pretty slow in the channels. But since the water is warming up, chartreuse 1/8 oz jigs under docks are working great and are producing big slab crappie. Best time of the day is in the mid afternoon when the sun is highest in the sky.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 51 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Buckeye Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Buckeye Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The Saugeye, not walleye, are starting to move up into the channels along with the crappie. Size hasn't been the greatest but they seem pretty hungry. Fishing under docks with 1/8 oz chartreuse jigs have been producing good results, still somewhat slow from past years but things may change soon.
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Buckeye Lake Catfish Rating:
4
Buckeye Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The best bait for catfish seems to be either fresh chicken liver or fresh caught shad. Dough baits and stink baits don't appear to be producing much. Liebs Island location having some success.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Buckeye Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Buckeye Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
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Buckeye Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Buckeye Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The striped bass seem to like live bait like worms, crayfish, shad, shinners,
and minnows, but I\'ve caught big ones off chicken liver before.

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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:25 EST

Sunset:

18:06 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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