Northwest Ohio Fishing Report – February 12th, 2016
Findlay Reservoir No. 2 (Hancock County) — With no ice in the foreseeable future, hope for open water at this Hancock County lake in the city of Findlay. This lake is a good spot to catch walleyes and yellow perch when conditions are right.
Grand Lake St. Marys (Auglaize, and Mercer counties) – The ice was already relatively thin on Grand Lake St. Marys before temperatures in the 50s hit the last weekend in January. If we get open water anytime soon, this lake is a good place to catch crappies and maybe even some yellow perch. The state has stocked perch here in recent years in good numbers.
Atwood Lake (Carroll and Tuscarawas counties) — The ice, as of Feb. 2, was still holding on, but as we always say put safety first. Check the ice thickness before venturing onto it. The DNR Division of Wildlife recommends at least four inches of ice to support a fisherman. Anglers who are fishing here are having decent success at the point off the lodge. Crappies have been caught, ranging in size from nine to 11 inches.
Mosquito Creek Lake (Trumbull County) — Ice reports on this northeast Ohio lake have varied, but it doesn’t sound like much of anything is going on just yet. In the event that the ice does become suitable for anglers, try ice jig and minnow combinations for walleyes, crappies, and bluegills. Check with local tackle shops for current ice reports.
Nimisila Reservoir (Summit County) — Angler reports indicate that the remaining ice on this Portage Lake is not safe, as of Feb. 2. Colder temperatures are in the long-range forecast, so it might be possible for the ice to come back on this lake. If it does, anglers can expect to catch panfish here on jig and minnow combinations or waxworms.