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Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – May 8th, 2015

 Indian Lake (5040 acres; Logan County) – Saugeye fishermen are picking up a few fish by trolling blade baits on this popular Logan County lake. Saugeyes are also being caught on swimbaits, anglers report.  Saugeyes have ranged from 15 to 20 inches. For crappies, use a 1⁄8-ounce jig tipped with a minnow for the best bite. Crappies can be caught most anywhere on the lake. Bass fishermen are also doing quite well here, catching fish ranging from 12 to 16 inches. Try jig and pig combinations for the best bass bite.

Lake La Su An (Williams County) – Fisheries biologists have set the special fishing regulations for this year at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area, according to the Ohio DNR. Anglers are reminded that they are no longer required to make reservations, or obtain special fishing permits in order to fish the lakes on the La Su An Wildlife Area. In addition, anglers are not required to check in or out at the fish check station. All lakes on the area will be open to fishing; however, the number of days that anglers can fish the lakes will be restricted. From May 1 through Sept. 28, the lakes will be open to fishing four days a week: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The La Su An Wildlife area will be closed to fishing at all other times. All lakes will be open from sunrise to sunset during designated fishing days. Sunfish bag limits for 2015 will be 15 fish daily, with no more than five fish being eight inches or larger. Largemouth bass will have an 18-inch minimum length limit, with a five-fish daily bag limit, and channel catfish will have a two-fish daily bag limit. All bag limits are in effect area-wide. This means that only one bag limit will be allowed each day regardless of how many lakes an angler fishes. All statewide fishing regulations apply to the area lakes, except when superseded by the special regulations mentioned above. Anglers are also reminded that no fish may be used as bait on the area.

Maumee River (Lucas County) –  With the walleye starting to clear out of the Maumee, the white bass run is just getting started, according to recent angler reports. Successful walleye anglers are using the typical floating jig with a twister tail for the best bite. White bass will bite on these same offerings.

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