Steelhead run winding down in northeast Ohio – Northwest Report
Norwalk Reservoir #2 (Huron County)
Norwalk Reservoir #2 is located southeast of the city of Norwalk on Old State Road and State Rt. 18, two miles north of State Rt. 250. Crappies, yellow perch and bluegills should be biting now. Try fishing the structure located along the south bank. Slip bobbers tipped with wax worms and minnows usually work the best. There is a boat ramp located on the south bank; however, boats must be registered with the city of Norwalk and owners must pay an annual fee. Boats are limited to electric motors only.
Defiance Reservoir (Defiance County)
Defiance Reservoir is located at the intersection of Canal Road and Kibble Road, on the west side of Defiance. A boat ramp is located on the northwest corner of the reservoir. Only electric motors are allowed. This reservoir was constructed in 2007, and stocked in 2008 with yellow perch, walleyes, saugeyes, bluegills, largemouth bass and channel catfish. This time of year, yellow perch should be biting near the inlet. Try fishing with minnows beneath a slip bobber just off the bottom.