Sheridan State Fishing Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Method, and Location
Crappie Slow/Fair Up to 13 inches Drifting or trolling small crank baits and jigs over deeper water or vertically fishing jigs around deep fish attractors.
Largemouth Bass Fair/Good Up to 5 lbs. Casting swim baits and soft plastics around shoreline brushpiles, along the dam, or around the fishing pier.
Saugeye Good Up to 3 lbs. Casting or trolling crankbaits along the dam and over shelves adjacent to creek channel drop-offs.
Bluegill Fair Up to 8 inches Worms under a bobber around deeper brush.
Channel Catfish Fair Up to 19 lbs. Cut bait fished off the bottom on warmer days.
Wiper Fair/Good Up to 2 lbs. Casting small, shad imitating baits like white road runners.

ATTENTION: This is a generic winter fishing report and will be updated as notable changes warrant.  Weekly updated fishing reports will resume around March 2019.

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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