Northwest Oho Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012
North Turkeyfoot Creek (Henry County)
The best place for anglers to access the river is at the North Turkeyfoot Creek State Park Access off of State Route 24, just east of the State Route 109 bridge. During the summer months, anglers can expect to catch catfish in the mornings and evenings. Fish can be caught anywhere along the bank, especially in the deeper holes near the cut banks. Try fishing on the bottom with nightcrawlers, livers or stink baits. Anglers fishing at night should note that no fires are allowed in the state park.
Bucyrus Reservoir #1 (Crawford County)
This reservoir is located in central Crawford County, two miles northeast of Bucyrus, just off State Route 98. Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegills and bullheads this time of year. Fish the shoreline cover consisting of timber, brush and weeds. Anglers seeking out largemouth bass should try minnows, plastic worms, tube jigs and crankbaits. There is a parking area right off State Route 98 with excellent shoreline fishing access. A primitive boat ramp is available off of State Route 98 just east of Beechgrove Road. There are no motor restrictions, but boats must be operated at “no wake” speeds.
Killdeer Plains Pond 33 (Wyandot County )
Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area is located eight miles south of Upper Sandusky. To reach Pond 33, follow State Highway 67 south 10 miles out of town. Turn left on the first road past County Highway 71. Head east for a half-mile and Pond 33 is located on the north side of the road. Redesigned several years ago, Pond 33 now has a boat ramp and family friendly fishing piers. Boats are limited to 9.9-horsepower motors. Largemouth bass should be biting early in the morning and near sunset. Try fishing near the south dike and from one of the fishing piers. Anglers have been having success using weedless soft top-water baits. Anglers can also try using jig and pig lures fished along the weed line and in the open-water pockets.
Harrison Lake (Fulton County)
This 95-acre lake is located on County Road M, between roads 26 and 27 just 5 miles southwest of Fayette. Anglers can expect to catch good numbers of catfish now through the end of summer. Try fishing on the bottom with raw shrimp, dough balls, or stink baits. The lake features an improved boat ramp. New this year, boats are allowed to use gasoline motors operated at a “no-wake” speed only. Next to the lake is Harrison Lake State Park with campsites, swimming, picnicking, and hiking opportunities.