Northwest Oho Fishing Report – August 17th, 2012

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 is a good place to try for some largemouth bass this time of year. Try focusing on the structure in the southwest area of the lake. Anglers should try using top-water lures fished along the structure edges. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches in length to keep with a limit of five fish. The lake features a boat ramp and boats are limited to 10- horsepower engines.

Sandusky River (Sandusky County)

Anglers who like to fish for carp or gar should stop by the Ballville dam in Sandusky County. The river is very low and carp and gar are schooled up in large numbers. Water clarity is good and conditions don't get any better than this. Carp are being caught with corn or balls of moss taken off the rocks and placed on a hook. Gar are also being taken by anglers using minnows with very small hooks, fished about 1 foot under a bobber. Try the north side of the dam where the water is not moving much. For those who like to bow fish, this would be a great spot, as well.

Killdeer Plains Reservoir (Wyandot County)

Located 10 miles southwest of Upper Sandusky along State Route 67, Killdeer Reservoir features a new floating boat ramp and 241 acres of fishable water. Smallmouth bass should still be biting. Try fishing the rocks along the island and the south shore during the mornings and evenings. Cast the shoreline using crayfish or leeches under a slip bobber, set just off the bottom. Also, try casting dark colored tube jigs along the shore. There is a 10-horsepower limit on the reservoir.

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 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 State Route 98, just east of Beechgrove Road. There are no motor restrictions, but boats must be operated at “no wake” speeds.

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