Maumee River (Lucas County) – As the summer heat begins to give way to cooler temperatures, crappie fishing should be picking up. Minnows and jigs tipped with wax worms are the most popular ways to target these fish. Anglers often target the marinas in downtown Toledo, although anywhere along the shoreline can be productive. Focus on areas with structure such as trees in the water or overhanging brush. Boat anglers can find access ramps at Wallbridge and Cullen parks.
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 picking up right now. Try using jigs tipped with wax worms or artificial bait under a slip bobber in six 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; however, gasoline motors are prohibited on the reservoir.
Sandusky River (Seneca County) – Smallmouth bass are biting in the Seneca County section of the Sandusky River. Anglers should focus on the rocky areas of the river and fish the deep pools. The overall river depth is low, allowing for abundant wading opportunities; however, this limits canoe accessibility. Live and artificial baits have been working well. Light tackle is helpful in detecting strikes.
Fulton Pond (Fulton County) – This pond is located on Fulton County Road 3, just 1 ½ miles north of Airport Highway. The pond is around 15 acres in size. Pike, bass, crappies, and sunfish can all be found here. Try using a slip bobber set to fish off the bottom. A small boat launch is available. The pond has a 10-horsepower limit and boats must be operated at no-wake speeds.