Northwest Oho Fishing Report – August 2nd, 2013
Lake LeComte, Fostoria #5 (Hancock County) – Lake LeComte is three miles southwest of Fostoria on Hancock Country Road 23. Lake LeComte has populations of bluegills, black and white crappies, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, and brown bullheads. The Division of Wildlife has stocked yellow perch, saugeyes, and channel catfish in the reservoir. Gizzard shad is the main forage species, so using baits that mimic shad can be productive when pursuing saugeyes and bass. Crappies have been biting recently. Try fishing with minnows in the southeast corner. Boats are allowed on the reservoir, with a 9.9- horsepower restriction.
Sandusky Bay (Ottawa and Erie Counties) – Once the water levels settle down from recent storms, anglers should be able to catch some nice channel catfish in the bay. Public fishing accesses include the Willow Point Wildlife Area off Wahl Road, Pipe Creek, Pickerel Creek, and the Sandusky Bay Bridge Fishing Access off of State Route 2. Try using worms, shrimp, or chicken livers fished on the bottom.
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.