Southwest Ohio Fishing Report – July 5th, 2013

Auglaize River (Defiance County) – Just below the power dam, people are catching good numbers of channel catfish with the occasional large flathead catfish mixed in. Try using cut baits, chicken livers, and nightcrawlers. 

Killdeer Plains Pond #33 (Wyandot County) – This pond is located northeast of the village of Marseilles, 1 mile east of State Route 67 on former County Road 75. Anglers have been having good luck catching channel catfish. The best successes have come early in the morning in the northwest corner of the pond using nightcrawlers. The pond has a boat ramp with a floating dock. Boats are limited to 10-horsepower motors. Shore fishing is available from the dike and piers. Wading along the north shore is also popular.

Fostoria Reservoir #6 (Hancock County) – Veterans Memorial Reservoir is situated two miles southwest of Fostoria, right off State Route 12 on Washington Township Road 218. Veterans Memorial has a surface area of 157 acres and was built with structural modifications to increase the production and harvest of fish, including fishing reefs, spawning shelves, and a stump area. Right now, bluegills are biting in the early afternoons. Try fishing near the dock using wax worms fished under a bobber. Boats are allowed on the reservoir, but with a 9.9-horsepower motor restriction.

Paulding Reservoir (Paulding County) – This 67-acre reservoir is located at Reservoir Park in the village of Paulding. It provides good opportunities for anglers pursuing saugeyes this time of year. Try fishing the wave-washed shorelines, casting jigs with twister tails, still fishing with leeches and slip bobbers, or trolling worm harnesses. Only boats 16 feet or less may be used. Electric motors may be used, but no gasoline engines are allowed. A $2 lifetime “boat license” is required from the Village of Paulding.   

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