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Northwest Oho Fishing Report – October 12th, 2012

Upper Sandusky Reservoir #2 (Wyandot County)

This 118-acre reservoir located southeast of Upper Sandusky on County Road 60 provides some excellent family fishing opportunities. Crappies should be biting along the brush line as well as in the standing timber areas. Try using live minnows fished under a slip bobber or casting an eighth-ounce jig with a Twister Tail tipped with a wax worm. Early mornings have been producing the most fish. The shoreline consists of rocks, a wetland shelf, and a sand beach area. There is a boat ramp with a floating dock; however, boats may only use electric motors. The area closes at 10 p.m.

Wauseon Reservoir #2 (Fulton County)

Located at the intersection of County Roads 15 and C, this 50-acre reservoir can produce some decent catches of saugeyes and perch. For saugeyes, try casting along the shoreline or drift fishing. For perch, use live bait fished on or near the bottom. The reservoir features a primitive boat ramp, so anglers are limited to small boats. In addition, only electric motors may be used.

Fulton Pond (Fulton County)

This pond is located on Fulton County Road 3, just 1.5 miles north of Airport Highway. The pond is around 15 acres in size. Pike, bass, crappie and sunfish can all be found here. Try using a slip bobber set to fish off of the bottom. A small boat launch is available. The pond has a 10-horsepower limit and boats must be operated at no wake speeds.

Willard Reservoir (Huron County)

Walleyes should be biting now at the reservoir, which is located on State Route 61, two miles north of New Haven. As the water temperature begins to cool this fall, fish along the contour breaks located throughout the reservoir. Try casting Rat-L-Trap style lures, diving crankbaits and jigs with minnows or vertical jig blade baits. Anglers can fish from shore or from a boat. There is a boat ramp available, but only electric motors may be used. A boat permit must be obtained from the city of Willard at City Hall. For maps and fishing forecast, visit the Division’s website at

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 right now is a good time to try for some largemouth bass. Try fishing along the edges, particularly 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. 

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