Alum Creek Lake

Delaware - Ohio


  • 182 catches

  • 2K+ followers

  • 84 spots

At full pool, the lake is about 3,269 acres. Maximum depth is about 60 feet near the dam, with much of the water depths ranging from 20 to 40 feet. Deep wooded ravines, abandoned farm fields, and high shale bluffs make up the irregular shoreline.

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Alum Creek Lake Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: Orange Township Hall Park

    Pond

  2. I've been fishing here before with some friends and caught god knows how many bluegill and several smaller catfish off the docks on the east side of the lake ...more past the bridge. But I'd really love to get out there and do some muskie fishing, either on shore or off my boat. I've been down to the spillway, and got nothing but a snag in which I had to climb into the spillway to retrieve. Can anyone give me some tips on where exactly to find them? I plan on going back up once the weather cools down and the fish leave the deep water.

    1. Behind the Dam is a good spot almost caught one there
  3. I just starting fishing here and love it but I'm having trouble catching bass. Is there any spots or lures that work here pretty good. I also fish on a kayak. ...more And I catch one bass every 5 days. I would appreciate any help.

    1. Kyle Mattix 0
      there's largemouth everywhere in alum creek. they have just been hit extremely hard, i quit going a month ago. 4 tournaments a week will do that to a fishery ...more that size. you can catchem just have to finesse fish, and i mean sloowwwww
    2. thanks and what do you mean when 110s or you in musky territory
    3. it's a tough time of year particularly since the lake is getting a lot of pressure from shutdowns. North of cheshire is known for stained water and large mouth, ...more south of cheshire for small mouth (any more experienced guys feel free to correct me). the big thing will be time of day you are going out. try to get morning bites at about 6am. that seems to be magic hour. Soft lures have higher percentages of hook ups. if you are using ploppers dont go over the 110s or you are in musky territory. banks in the morning and evening. shaded and deeper areas outside of feeding times. Lure choice is all over the place due to high pressure. if you can have more than one poll and play around with 2-3 of your confidence baits. most of the fish I catch are either top water or bottom jigs and soft baits. good luck.
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  4. 18 in. Channel Catfish with a chum and dough

    1. I caught 1 within the first 20mins of dropping the line the first time. My total time out there was 1.5 hours
    2. Corrie Smith 0
      How many and how long were you out there
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  5. Details: White Crappie with a live minnow

  6. Unexpected catch at Mt Gilead Lake

    15 lb. 13 in. Snapping Turtle

  7. Details: 11 in. White Bass

  8. 5.0 in. Bluegill with a nightcrawler

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