Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – January 29th, 2016
Findlay Reservoir No. 2 (Hancock County) — With a few more cold days in a row, anglers should be able to get on the ice relatively soon. Always, always check with local bait stores or the DNR Division of Wildlife in Findlay for current ice conditions before venturing out. When the ice is thick enough to fish, anglers can catch walleyes and yellow perch. Try the areas near the main boat ramp for best results.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Auglaize and Mercer counties) — Fishermen are trying their luck through the ice on some of the channels of Grand Lake St. Marys. Be careful, though, as reports are indicating that ice is three to four inches thick in some areas and then just one inch thick relatively close by. Probably best to give this lake another week or so before venturing out. The anglers who are fishing the lake now are concentrating their efforts on some of the lake’s back channels. Crappies are the name of the game at this lake and they can be caught on ice jigs tipped with a waxworm, piece of nightcrawler, or minnow.