Time for a quick update on the fishing right in downtown Delaware, Ohio. The Olentangy River runs right through Delaware, and every fall the fishing in the Olentangy always heats up as the temperatures cool down. The last few days have been really good fishing in the river.
The river is low enough right now that it is very easy to wade from spot to spot. While a lot of people overlook shallow water this can be the worst mistake a fisherman, or a fisher-lady (for that matter) can make! Some of the fish that have been caught by my family and I the last few days have indeed been in some deeper pools of water, but most fish have come from water that was less than two feet deep! Here’s a sampling caught in shallow water: a Fish Ohio Saugeye that measured in at 26 inches, a Smallmouth Bass and a Rock Bass. The Saugeye was caught right behind the water treatment plant at sunset! Here are some links to some video’s from the last couple days.
Now for an inside tip about the baits we have been using the past couple days. It has been completely unnecessary to take my whole tackle box to the river. All I needed is a few spinner baits – both inline, and offset spinner baits have been very productive! We have been working all these baits fairly fast. Color hasn’t been much of an issue they have been hitting just about all colors. Keep those lines tight and head to the Olentangy right in our back yard and catch you a MONSTER!
Editors note: please comment and share any fishing success you have had lately. We love Jason’s passion for fishing and his enthusiasm doing it!