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Northwest Oho Fishing Report – September 28th, 2012

Ottawa Reservoir (Putnam County)

This 20-acre reservoir is located near the Putnam County Fairgrounds on South Agner Street. Bluegills should be biting right now. Try fishing with wax worms under a slip bobber set to 4 to 6 feet. Anglers have been having the best success fishing in the mornings. Boats are allowed, but are restricted to electric motors only. There is no boat ramp, so only small boats which can be carried may be used.

Maumee River (Defiance County)

Walleyes, crappies and smallmouth bass have been biting below the Independence Dam. The dam can be accessed from Independence Dam State Park, off of state Route 424. Try using beetle spins (white or chartreuse), or inline spinners. Most of the walleyes being caught are around 18 inches.

Shelby Reservoir #3 (Richland County)

Shelby Reservoir #3 is located northeast of the city of Shelby on London West Road. The entrance to the reservoir is about a half mile east of state Route 61. Bluegill fishing should be very good right now with a lot of fish measuring 6 to 9 inches. Try using jigs tipped with wax worms or artificial bait under a slip bobber in 6 to 10 feet of water. Fishing is permitted daily between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Good populations of yellow perch, walleyes and channel catfish can also be found in the lake. There is a concrete boat ramp, and boaters can launch boats of any size. Gasoline motors are prohibited on the reservoir, however.

Powers Reservoir (Crawford County)

This 28-acre reservoir is located in southeast Crawford County, on the south side of Galion, east of state Route 61 and state Route 309. Bass, channel catfish, crappies, and bluegills can all be found here. There is good shoreline access around the entire reservoir. The parking lot is located at the northeast corner of the reservoir off of Railroad Street. For crappies, try using minnows fished under bobbers or small jigs with twister tails. Bass anglers should try minnows, plastic worms, tubes, crankbaits and small jigs. Anglers looking for catfish should try chicken livers, nightcrawlers or shrimp fished on the bottom. There is a primitive boat ramp located on the north side of the reservoir. Boats are restricted to electric motors only.

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