Northwest Oho Fishing Report – June 22nd, 2012
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area Ponds (Williams County)
This fishery is intensively managed to maintain the harvest of large bluegills. All area lakes are open to public fishing on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays until July 30. No more than 10 sunfish may be kept per day for all La Su An area lakes, and no more than two of these may be 8 inches or more in length. Most anglers are having success catching the large fish, but finding it difficult to catch the fish less than 8 inches. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches or more to keep. For additional rules and information, visit the Division’s web page at www.wildohio.com.
Fostoria Reservoirs #1, #2, #5 (Hancock County)
Crappies are still biting at the north bank of Fostoria #2 reservoir in the evening. Fish have been biting on minnows fished 4 feet under a bobber. At Fostoria #1, channel catfish have been biting in the evenings. Concentrate fishing efforts along the north bank. Try using dough balls fished on the bottom. Large numbers of good sized crappies are also being caught at Fostoria #5 (Lake LeCompte). Use minnows fished under a slip bobber along the north shoreline.
Bellevue Reservoir #5 (Huron County)
Located at the intersection of State Rt. 547 and County Road 30, anglers have been catching good numbers of crappies and bluegills at this 85-acre reservoir. Try for crappies in the mornings and evenings using minnows on the north and south banks. Bluegills have been biting along the east bank using wax worms. Fishing is from the shore only.
Maumee River (Defiance County)
From the base of Independence Dam to the end of State Park access. Due to the low water level, many areas not normally accessible can be reached by wading right now. Black bass can be found in the deeper holes using a number of lures such as rubber worms, jigs with Twister Tails, and various crankbaits. Waders and shore anglers can catch great numbers of channel catfish in the same pools, as well as along the entire base of the dam. Popular baits include nightcrawlers, cut bait, and live chubs. Large flathead catfish are also caught in these areas.
Sandusky Bay (Ottawa and Erie counties)
Anglers are still getting nice catches of channel catfish in the bay. Fishing accesses include the Willow Point Wildlife Area off of Wahl Road, and the Sandusky Bay Bridge Fishing Access off of State Route 2. Try using worms, shrimp, or chicken livers fished on the bottom.