Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – July 4th, 2014
Upper Sandusky Reservoirs #1 and 2 (32 and 118 acres; Wyandot County) – Bluegills: have been biting on red worms in the afternoons and early evenings at Upper Sandusky #1. The best location has been the south side of the reservoir. Upper Sandusky #2, large bluegills, seven-to-eight inches, are being taken using 1⁄16-ounce jigs tipped with wax worms. The best locations have been the weed edges along the drop-offs near the beach and the southeast corner of the reservoir; although catches have been good over the entire reservoir. Largemouth bass: Anglers are also picking up nice largemouth bass while fishing for sunfish.
Lake McKarns (70 acres; Williams County) – Largemouth bass: have been biting in the evenings. Anglers are having the best success fishing the top two feet of the water column using plastic worms and crankbaits at the south end. Crappie: have been biting at the west end on jigs and minnows under slip bobbers. The lake features a boat ramp and boats are limited to 10-horsepower engines.
Sandusky Bay (Sandusky, Ottawa and Erie counties) – Channel catfish: are being caught using nightcrawlers and shrimp fished on the bottom. Fishing accesses include Willow Point, Bay Bridge, and downtown Sandusky.
Auglaize River (Defiance County) – Crappie: Anglers fishing at the Defiance Power dam have been catching nice size crappies near the base of the dam. Try fishing with minnows under slip bobbers.