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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:
39.9648780000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
110
County:
Clark
Longitude:
-83.7317840000000000000
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):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2
CJ Brown Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
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
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:37 EST

Sunset:

20:26 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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