Northwest Ohio Fishing report – October 11th, 2013

Beaver Creek Reservoir (Seneca County) – The reservoir is located at the intersection of Township Road 196 and County Road 34 in the northeastern part of the county. Boat anglers have been catching nice-sized yellow perch and crappies fishing near the bottom using minnows and shiners. Sunfish have been biting as well. Anglers have been using redworms fished under a slip bobber near the bottom. A boat ramp is located on the east side of the reservoir. Boats are limited to electric motors.

Lake McKarns (Williams County) – Lake McKarns is located on the St. Joseph Wildlife Area, south of Montpelier on County Road J and west of County Road 10. The lake is 70 acres in size and right now is a good time to try for some largemouth bass. Try fishing along the edges, particularly in the southwest area of the lake. Anglers should try using topwater lures fished along the structure edges. There is a daily bass limit of three fish, in which only two fish less than 14 inches and one fish greater or equal to 20 inches may be kept. The lake features a boat ramp, and boats are limited to 10 horsepower engines.

Willard Reservoir (Huron County) – Walleyes and perch should be biting now at the reservoir, which is located on State Route 61, two miles north of New Haven. As the water temperature begins to cool this fall, fish for walleyes along the contour breaks located throughout the reservoir. Try casting diving crankbaits and jigs with minnows or vertical jigging blade bits. Anglers can fish from shore or from a boat. There is a boat ramp available, but only electric motors may be used. A boat permit must be obtained from the city of Willard at city hall. For maps and fishing forecast, visit the division’s website at 

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