Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – November 6th, 2015
Findlay Reservoir #2 (Hancock County) – Findlay Reservoir #2 is southwest of Findlay on Township Road 207. There is a full boat ramp at the southern shore of the reservoir. Yellow perch and walleyes should be biting this month. During the fall, yellow perch can be caught around structure. The best baits include minnows and red worms fished near the bottom with spreaders or crappie rigs. Fall is a great time to hook into some walleyes. Anglers should try fishing along the shoreline during the morning and evening hours. There is a 9.9-horsepower limit on the reservoir.
Nettle Lake (Williams County) – This natural glacial lake is on County Road 475, off State Route 49. Largemouth bass and crappies should be biting this time of year. Evenings usually produce the best. Bass anglers should focus their efforts along the edges using topwater lures and Crème worms. In October, large crappies can usually be found near the lily pads in the northwest corner. There is a boat ramp at the southwest corner of the lake. Nettle Lake has no horsepower restrictions; however, there is a no-wake rule (power boaters must operate at idle speed) between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., there are no speed restrictions for power boaters.
Upper Sandusky Reservoir #2 (Wyandot County) – Largemouth bass should be biting at this 118-acre reservoir, on the southeast edge of Upper Sandusky on County Road 60. The shoreline consists of rocks, a wetland shelf, and sand beach area, which all provide a lot of cover. Try fishing along the west side as well as in the standing timber. There is a boat ramp and dock, but boats are restricted to electric motors only. The reservoir closes at 10 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Reservoir (Richland-Ashland County line) – With 781 acres of water and 13 miles of shoreline, Pleasant Hill Reservoir has plenty to offer. The reservoir is next to Mohican State Forest, two miles southwest of Perrysville. The boat ramp and marina can be found on Covert Road, right off State Route 95. Crappies have been biting as the water temperatures cool. Good numbers of fish from nine to 10 inches can be found. Try fishing the deeper southeast section of the lake.
Lake LeComte, Fostoria Reservoir #5 (Hancock County) – As the water temperatures begin to drop, saugeyes should start to feed more heavily. Try drifting or trolling the shoreline at night with crankbaits or worm harnesses. Boats are allowed on the reservoir, with a 9.9-horsepower motor restriction.
Willard Reservoir (199 acres; Huron County) – With the cooler water temperatures, walleyes should be feeding heavily now. Fish along the contour breaks throughout the reservoir. Try casting diving crankbaits and jigs with minnows or vertical jigging blade baits. Yellow perch are usually found in the same areas as walleyes. The best baits for open-water fishing are minnows and worms. There is a boat ramp available, but only electric motors may be used. A boat permit must be obtained from the city of Willard at City Hall.