Marion County Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method & Location
Channel Catfish Good up to 8 lbs The catfish bite has been good recently.  Productive baits have been worms, stink baits, and fresh cut bait.  Windblown points and shorelines have been the best.
Crappie Fair up to 12 inch

20/day creel limit  

Crappie are on brush or other woody cover.  

Bass Fair up to 18 inches

13 inch to 18 inch slot limit 5 fish per day creel limit.  Please harvest largemouth bass under 13 inches to improve effectiveness of this slot limit!

Bass are in shallow shoreline vegetation early and late in the day and moving out to 5 to 8 feet during the day.  Plastic baits, jigs, and crankbaits have all been producing fish.  Spotted bass are being caught on the rocky shorelines and points on jigs and smaller crankbaits.

Saugeye Fair up to 24 inches Crankbaits and flukes on rocky shorelines
Bluegill Fair up to 8 inch Small live baits near rocks or brush
White Bass Fair up to 15 inches Along windblown shorelines and points on plastics or crankbaits.
Wiper Fair up to 23 inches Same as white bass
General Comments
Boat and bait inspections are MANDATORY at Marion County Lake to prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Nuisance Species. Protect our waters... don't forget to CLEAN, DRAIN, and DRY!