Yates Center City Lake Fishing Report -
Species Size Rating Baits, Methods, Locations
Redear and Bluegill up to 10" Good A good population of both species is present in this lake. Use the good ol nightcrawler or mealworm under a bobber around deep structure.
Largemouth Bass 8-18" Good Reaction style baits should produce this time of year as fish should be in pre-spawn or spawning mode. Crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, or jerkbaits fished around the woody or rocky habitat. 
Catfish up to 10lbs. Good-Excellent livers, dip baits, worms, and other prepared bait lakewide, usually best along wind blown banks. Look for areas where water is running in.
Wipers/White Bass 8-18" Fair-Good Curly-tailed grubs, crankbaits or swim baits around schools of shad. Wind blown shorelines should be good places to start. Vertical jigging slab spoons or shad imitation jigs around the creek channel may also be productive. Areas with running water can also be good.
Crappie up to 12" Fair Fish are moving in to the banks and can be caught off of the piers using various colored jigs under bobbers and fished slowly back to the bank. Fish around the submerged brush for best results.
Walleye 15-24" slow crankbaits around rocky shoreline during low light conditions.

Early spring can be an excellent time to go fishing as the waters start to warm up so do the fish and they will want to eat.

Water Temp. low 60s.

This lake contains Eurasian Watermilfoil. Please remember to help stop the spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and equipment when leaving water bodies.