Good evening folks! Today I took a ride over to Devols dam on the Muskingum River in Washington Cty to check out the fishing prospects, and it appeared good! The river gauge is at 7 feet, and according to the guys there today is about perfect for fishing. This area has a couple of options. If you want a little sack water and easy access to the river go the east side of the river in Devola. You can catch alt of different spiecies hear with the walleye and sauger being most prominent
Now if you want to fish a little swifter water, go to the west side of the river in Oak Grove. It will require some solid footing. Definitely not a place for sandals or Crocs! Or walk down the dirt road there and follow the bank upstream, which is a little easier but still need good shoes!
Stay off of the lock walls, it is kinda dangerous for risk of falls but also prohibited by the state.
Now the fish here can be caught year around using twister tails of various colors, jigged off the bottom, but be aware there are lots of hang ups! So bring plenty!! 2 and 3 inch on 1/4 oz lead heads are the preferred size. Hair jigs, blade baits, RatLTraps, inline spinners work as well. Oh and don’t forget live minnows on 1/4 oz jig heads!
These are a couple samples of what can be caught here. Now you say , well those are dinks! I might add there have been walleye in the 3-4 lb range caught here, along with catfish, crappie, white bass , and hybrid stripers!. And if your lucky some largemouth and smallmouth bass!
Dress warm, be flexible when you can go, and good fishing!!