Fishing Report – April 17, 2013


Dogwood Trees and Crappie?

The golden rule of most crappie fisherman is “when the dogwood trees are blooming, the crappies are biting”. The sighting of blooming dogwoods means the crappies are on beds. If you look outside, you can see the sight of dogwood flowers, and if you come to Miami Whitewater Forest Lake, you can catch enough crappie to fill a freezer.

This year the golden rule has proven especially true. Dave Kramer from Reading, Ohio, caught over 25 crappies in just 2 hours of fishing at Miami Whitewater Forest Lake. Dave was using ultralight spinning reels and minnows for bait. One of the crappie measured over 13 inches!

Dave Kramer

Dave Kramer

Panfish Cup at Miami Whitewater Forest

The fourth tournament of the Panfish Cup series will be held at Miami Whitewater Forest Lake on Sunday, April 21, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no limit to the number of bluegill and crappie that you can weigh-in at this fun event. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams at the tournament. The team with the most weighs-in over all eight events will win the cherished “Panfish Cup”. Entry fees are $40 per team, per tournament, which includes boat rental. Sign-ups begin on the morning of the tournament at 7 a.m.

Michael Brech, Harbor Manager