Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 27th, 2015
Indian Lake (Logan County) – Small jigs tipped with spikes is the hot ticket through the ice at Indian Lake right now, according to angler reports. Try Moundwood, Blackhawk, and Paradise Island areas for the best panfish bite. Crappies are abundant here and can be caught using jigs and spikes or jig and minnow combinations. Some anglers are catching yellow perch and bluegills, too, using the same presentations. Pony Island might be another good spot to try. For saugeyes, target the late afternoon bite. According to angler reports, just before sunset seems like the best time to target these hybrids.
Lake La Su An (Williams County) – Ice is being reported between four and five and a half inches thick. Anglers are catching bluegills on jig and waxworm combinations. Fish anywhere from 10 to 20 feet deep. Try spikes, mousies, or waxworms to entice the bluegill bite. The occasional bass is also being caught in the same areas. Chartreuse has been the hot pattern, according to angler reports.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Mercer, Auglaize counties) – Fish are biting in shallow depths, particularly panfish, anglers are reporting. Crappies are being caught in anywhere from five to 10 feet of water. Successful fishermen are using minnows under an ice bobber to entice the bite. Some crappies have measured up to 14 inches, according to reports.
Killdeer Reservoir (Wyandot County) – Anglers fishing through the ice here are finding it between six and 10 inches thick. Some crappies and smallmouth bass are being caught, but catfish are making up the majority of the catch. Try using jigs tipped with maggots or waxworms.