Indian Lake (5040 acres; Logan County) – Water clarity is not the best on this Logan County lake, but anglers are still catching fish. The popular areas to try right now are Longview and Paradise Island. Anglers are catching both saugeyes and crappies on a variety of baits, including jigs and blade baits. Fish the pads for crappies in areas where they are accessible. Crappies will be hanging out near downed timber right now, so focus your efforts on those spots. Crappies are running large, according to reports, with most of the fish in the nine- to 11-inch range.
Nettle Lake (Williams County) – Nettle Lake is 115 acres in size with 3.8 miles of shoreline. Most of the shoreline is privately owned, which limits public access, according to the DNR Division of Wildlife. A public boat ramp is located off County Road 4.75 at the southwest corner of the lake. Anglers should have good luck this time of year fishing for crappies. Try fishing under the privately owned boat docks from a boat. Anglers should also try for crappies using minnows along the edges in the emerging lily pads. Nettle Lake has some unique boating regulations that anglers need to be aware of. There is no horsepower limit; however, between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., boats must operate at an idle speed. Between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. there are no speed restrictions.
Maumee River (Lucas County) – As of the time of this writing, the peak of the walleye run was happening on the Maumee River. The run should last until the end of April or thereabouts. Anglers are reporting catching many jacks in the 16- to 19-inch range and spawned out females that are even bigger, up to 26 inches. Rain over the week of April 6 pushed a lot of jacks and females into the river. Who knows how long the good bite will last?