Sheridan State Fishing Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Slow Up to 13 inches Fishing jigs or minnows under a bobber around deeper brushpiles.  Also, minnows under a bobber or trolling small fish imitating crankbaits off the face of the dam.
Largemouth Bass Fair Up to 5 lbs. Casting swimbaits and soft plastics around shoreline brushpiles, along the dam, around the fishing piers, and around laydown trees.    
Saugeye Slow Up to 3 lbs. Vertically fishing jigs tipped with minnows right off the bottom in areas where shallows transition to deep, open water quickly.  Early, late, and night times are best.
Bluegill Good Up to 8 inches Worms under a bobber around deeper brush or rocky shorelines.
Channel Catfish Fair/Good Up to 19 lbs. Cut or live sunfish, minnows, or worms fished off the dam, along steeper rip-rapped shorelines, or around deeper brush.
Wiper Fair Up to 2 lbs. Casting or trolling small shad imitations like white jigs and kastmasters lake-wide.

It is illegal to release any fish into public water unless it was taken from that water, so please discard any unused bait in a trash can.

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