Northwest Oho Fishing Report – August 16th, 2013
Van Wert Reservoirs #1 and #2 (Van Wert County) – These two reservoirs are located on State Route 127 at the south edge of the city of Van Wert. Anglers have been having success catching bluegills at the Van Wert reservoirs. Anglers should try fishing 5 to 7 feet deep using wax worms under a bobber. The mornings and evenings have been the best times to fish. At Van Wert #1, try the southeast bank, and at Van Wert #2 try along the east bank. Boats are permitted on the reservoirs; however, no boat ramp is available. Boats must obtain a permit from the city of Van Wert.
Maumee River (Lucas and Wood Counties) – Once the river levels stabilize from the recent rains, anglers looking for some smallmouth action should check out the Maumee River around Grange Island near the Route 64 bridge in Waterville. Anglers should try wading and casting pink, white, or chartreuse twister tails. The best areas are the 4- to 5-foot deep holes around Grange Island. Anglers can access the river from Memorial Park in Waterville. This is part of the Lake Erie fishing district, so a bag limit of five and a minimum size of 14 inches apply.
Oxbow Lake (Defiance County) – Oxbow lake is located at Oxbow Wildlife Area, 7 miles northwest of the city of Defiance on Trinity Road. Largemouth bass fishing has been very good. With the new regulations this year, people are taking a number of the smaller fish out of the lake, which should help the age structure in the future. Just about anything has been effective at catching the smaller sized bass. Boats are allowed on the lake and there is a boat ramp available; however, boats are restricted to electric motors only.