Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 14th, 2014
Indian Lake (Logan County) – Anglers are fishing all over Indian Lake through the ice and some good catches are being reported. Ice is anywhere from four to eight inches thick in most places, according to angler reports. Anglers are catching good-sized crappies up to 14 inches and some nice bluegills, as well. Try jig and waxworm combos or jig and minnow rigs. Some anglers are finally catching some saugeyes this winter. Fish have ranged anywhere from 15 to 24 inches and are biting on vibrating blade baits, according to angler reports. Try Vib-Es in chartreuse anywhere from 1⁄4- to 1⁄2-ounce.
Bresler Reservoir (Allen County) – This 581-acre lake in Allen County has been covered in eight to 10 inches of ice for the past couple of weeks. Some walleyes and yellow perch are being caught. Try worm harnesses and jig and minnow combinations for the best bite. Crappie catches are coming on jig and minnow combinations. The fish seem to be suspended about 10 feet off the bottom, so set your ice float up for this presentation and expect good results.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer and Auglaize counties) – Anglers fishing the Coldwater Creek area of the lake are reporting up to six to seven inches of good ice. Not much being caught, however, except for a few small crappies and bluegills. Try the typical jig combination tipped with a mousie or waxworm. Recent rain and snowfall in the area doesn’t seem to have affected the ice thickness too much