Northwest Oho Fishing Report – August 30th, 2013

 Wayne Carr Lake (Paulding County) – This 15-acre lake located on County Road 11, just a half mile south of County Road 424, should be producing nice bluegills and largemouth bass right now. The best fishing for bluegills is usually along the shoreline, using nightcrawlers fished under a slip bobber. For largemouth bass, try casting nightcrawlers, minnows, or plastic worms. There is a public use boat ramp available, but boats are restricted to 10-horsepower motors. In addition, there is a 10-fish daily limit on bluegills and an 18-inch minimum size limit for bass on the lake.

Killdeer Plains Pond #30 (Wyandot County) – This pond is located southeast of Harpster, off Township Highway 125. Just south of the railroad tracks, turn west and follow the gravel lane back to the pond. Largemouth bass should be biting now. Try fishing the west bank in the mornings or evenings with weedless soft topwater baits over the weed beds. A jig and pig fished along the weedline and in open-water pockets is another effective technique. No ramp is available; however small boats may be used. There is a 10-horsepower limit. Wading is also popular along the east and south shores. 

Pleasant Hill Reservoir (Richland-Ashland County line) – With 781 acres of water and 13 miles of shoreline, Pleasant Hill Reservoir has plenty to offer. The reservoir is located next to Mohican State Forest, two miles southwest of Perrysville. The boat ramp and marina are located on Covert Road, right off State Route 95. Water levels are at normal levels right now. Good numbers of crappies from  nine to 10 inches can be found. Try fishing with minnows under a slip bobber in eight to 12 feet of water near submerged trees. The lake also has excellent populations of largemouth bass, saugeyes, and yellow perch. For saugeyes, try trolling in 10 to 15 feet of water in front of the beach. For largemouths, try fishing around the stumps at the lower end of the reservoir.

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