CJ Brown Reservoir
Current Temperature:
79°
Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.04 (High)
Wind Speed:
South at 05 Knots (6 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com CJ Brown Reservoir 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. CJ Brown Reservoir 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:
39.964878
Maximum Depth (ft):
110
County:
Clark
Longitude:
-83.731784
Normal Elevation (ft):
1012
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
2102
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2014-05-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 25 crappie and 15 white bass between the boat launch and the beach. Most of the crappie were below 9\". The white bass were between 11 and 15\" Crappie were caught on 1/32 oz chartreuse twister tail and white bass on white rooster tail 1/8 oz.
Guest
2014-04-26
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Caught 7 crappie in marina on 1/32 oz.chartreuse twister tail. All small
Guest
2014-04-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
Smallmouth have started hitting the rocks hard looking for crawfish. Caught 3 by the boat launch between 2.5-3.0 lbs. Crappie are being caught in the marina area. Caught 14 in less than 2 hours all on 1/32 oz jig with chartreuse twister tail. Count down to brush or to bottom and slow roll. Bite will be light but they are there.
Guest
2012-08-02
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 78
7/29/12 We put 18 in the boat on hot-n-tots. Trolling areas 12 to 14\' deep.
Guest
2012-08-01
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
went fishing on sunday the 29th and we slayed them. caught 13 in about 4 hours. used fresh shrimp and the line was never still all night long..fished in shallow water around 3-5 feet deep. from around dusk till midnight..great time. headed back tonight!
Guest
2012-07-10
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature:
At the Reservoir from 11 am until 2 pm today. Catch 2 small Catfish - 12\" Blue & 13\" Channel & a few small panfish.
Guest
2012-07-05
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went yesterday morning.no bites.
Guest
2012-06-04
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 65
went last night,6-3-12, caught an 11 lb. 31 in. channelcat
Guest
2012-05-15
Species: Catfish
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Went late night fishing on 5-5-12, nothing
Guest
2012-01-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 38
Crappie are hitting at the Marina. Slow but fun. Caught a 12.5 inch crappie today with a minnow on an ice jig.
CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
2.5
CJ Brown Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Female bass are NOT the ones on the beds during spawn, the males guard the bed. Can't take this forum seriously and 90% of them are out of spawn, bass prefer to spawn in water Temps of 60 to 64 degree water
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
CJ Brown Reservoir Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- July 8, 2011

Crappie are TURNED ON went through 5 dozen minnows in approximately "4" hours. The crappie are in 4' to 6'areas along the bank; as well as 10' to 12' areas along the NE side of the lake. Note: Look for structure and then get your bait tight on the area; they are surprisingly aggressive for this time of the year. As stated above in four hours we walked out with over two dozen crappie that ranged from 10.00" to 11.50". We measured every crappie to ensure compliance as well as obtaining accurate length-girth measurements for GPS data. One suggestion for DNR folks when a pan fish is hooked so bad that they are going to die I think taking the fish with hook left in place for proof should be allowed; it is a shame that the fish below 9"'s are simply tossed back to die.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Rating:
3
CJ Brown Reservoir Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Drop Shot with night crawler 8" to 10" up for walleyes.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
CJ Brown Reservoir Catfish Rating:
3.5
CJ Brown Reservoir Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Cats have been biting aggressively and frequently for us the last three weeks. We've seen two fish over 10 pounds, one was a 34 inch 15.5 pound channel. We are using cut shad and drift fishing on windy days. water from 12-35 foot deep has been productive, nothing in shallow water is working as should be expected this time of year. Moday the 17th we caught 23 fish and had a total stringer weight of 87 pounds. Fish in the 3-6 pound range saeem to be the standard with an occasional smaller or larger fish.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
3
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Rating:
3.5
CJ Brown Reservoir White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- In early spring, fish the creek mouth in the upper end of the lake. In summer, troll crankbaits or cast jigs with curly tails or spinners(White, Green, and Chartreuse).
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:32 EST

Sunset:

20:50 EST

Moon Phase:


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