OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Division of Wildlife
Bucyrus Reservoir #1 (40 acres; Crawford County) – Anglers can expect to catch largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill and bullheads this time of year; fish the cover along the shore consisting of timber, brush and weeds. Anglers seeking out largemouth bass should try minnows, plastic worms, tube jigs and crankbaits. A primitive boat ramp is available, off SR 98, just east of Beechgrove Road; there are no motor restrictions but boats must operate at “no-wake” speeds.
Resthaven Wildlife Area (444 acres; Erie County) – With 10 different ponds, anglers should still be able to hook into some largemouth bass this time of year; typical lures include plastic worms and crankbaits. Pond 7 is also excellent for carp; for something new, try bow fishing from the access roads or from a boat. Boats may be used on the ponds; however, no boat ramps are available at most of the ponds; Pond 8 does have a boat ramp and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier. Gasoline motors up to 9.9 HP may be used on all ponds.
The daily bag limit for walleye on Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 6 fish per angler; minimum size limit is 15 inches. … The daily bag limit for yellow perch is 30 fish per angler on all Ohio waters of Lake Erie. … Through Aug. 31 the trout and salmon daily bag limit is 5 fish per angler; minimum size limit is 12 inches. … The daily bag limit for black bass (largemouth and smallmouth bass) in Ohio waters of Lake Erie is 5 fish per angler; minimum size limit is 14 inches.
Walleye: Fishing has been good north of West Sister Island, off Magee Marsh, west and north of “A” can of the Camp Perry firing range, around northwest reef and west of Rattlesnake Island. Anglers trolling are using worm harnesses with inline weights, divers or bottom-bouncers and spoons pulled behind divers; anglers casting are using mayfly rigs or are drifting with bottom bouncers and worm harnesses.
Yellow Perch: Fishing has been good just off Turtle Island, between Green and Rattlesnake islands and from Marblehead to Kelleys Island. Perch-spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.