Northwest Oho Fishing Report - May 9th, 2013
Sandusky River (Sandusky County)
The river level is high and the water clarity is poor. Recent fishing has been poor due to the water level. Most anglers use a floating jig head fished on an 18-24-inch leader with a quarter- to half-ounce weight depending on the water current. Anglers seem to have the best success tipping the jig head with a Twister Tail of white or chartreuse color. The best area to try is around the Miles Newton Bridge. The daily bag limit is four fish. Do not keep any walleye shorter than 15 inches.
Maumee River (Lucas County)
The river level is still high and walleye fishing has been poor as a result. The river conditions should improve and the fishing should improve as well. Try the Orleans Park and White Street Landing area. Most anglers use a floating jig head fished on an 18-24-inch leader with a quarter- to half-ounce weight depending on the water current. Anglers seem to have the best success tipping the jig head with a Twister Tail of white or chartreuse color.
Clear Fork Reservoir (Richland and Morrow Counties)
Located just eight miles south of Mansfield along State Route 97, this 971-acre reservoir is well known for its muskellunge population. It is one of the eight lakes stocked with muskellunge in Ohio. However, the reservoir has good populations of largemouth bass as well. Quite a few five-pound largemouths have been caught recently. A boat ramp and marina are located on the south side of the reservoir east of Bowers Road. In addition, there are three picnic areas with access to the lake located along the south side of the reservoir. Shore fishing is only allowed along the south and west shorelines from the Orewiler Road bridge to a point 1,000 feet upstream of the dam. There are no motor size restrictions, but an 8 mph speed limit is enforced by the city of Mansfield.