Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 15th, 2016
Findlay Reservoir No. 2 (Hancock County) – Anglers fishing for perch and walleyes haven’t done much good recently, but a few surprise channel catfish are showing up in the creel. Catfish are biting on the same baits that one would use to catch walleyes and perch – jig tipped with a minnow or straight minnow on a hook under a bobber.
Delta Reservoir No. 2 (Fulton County) – This 50-acre reservoir is located 1½ miles west of State Route 109 on County Road H and features a lot of structure to attract fish. Boat anglers have been catching limits of rainbow trout using small minnows on slip bobbers. Try fishing 15 feet down in 30 feet of water. Flavor infused baits and small spinners should also produce trout. The reservoir has a boat ramp, but boaters are restricted to using electric motors only.
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area Ponds (Williams County) – This fishery is intensively managed to maintain the harvest of large bluegills. Most anglers are having success catching the large fish, but finding it difficult to catch fish less than eight inches. Largemouth bass must be 18 inches or more in length to keep, with a daily bag limit of five fish. For additional rules and information, visit the Division of Wildlife’s website at wildohio.com.
Wayne Carr Lake (Paulding County) – This 15-acre lake located on County Road 11, just one-half mile south of County Road 424, should be producing nice bluegills the next two months. The best fishing is usually along the shoreline, using waxworms fished under a slip bobber. There is a public use boat ramp available, but boats are restricted to 10-horsepower motors. In addition, there is a 10-fish daily limit on bluegills and an 18-inch minimum size limit for bass on the lake.