CJ Brown Reservoir
Current Temperature:
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Est Water Temperature:
46° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
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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):
With CJ Brown Reservoir at 46 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.
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 46 degrees. 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 smallmouth.
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):
With the Water Temperature at 46 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
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):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
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 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.
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
3
CJ Brown Reservoir Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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.
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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CJ Brown Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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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:

06:59 EST

Sunset:

20:14 EST

Moon Phase:


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