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Old 01-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hi,
I was wondering what everyones top 5 bass lakes are in northwest ohio?
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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The pickings are very slim in this part of the state. I guess you could list Indian even though its more in the central part of the state
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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Resthaven.....east harbor and west harbor......some of the upground reservoirs arent bad....lake erie..lol def slim pick'ns!
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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Bellvue reservoir # 5 just outside Monroeville. The marina at Wild Wings located on route 2 is good for largemouth.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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My favorite NW Ohio bass lakes are in Michigan.

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My first thought was, this is great idea for a thread, then while i was waiting for it to load i thought, ... i dont know that there are any.....

La Su Ann can be good.
Indian has multiple bass tournaments essentially every damn weekend of the summer, so apparently there.
The upground reservoirs like Breslers has good smallies, though they spook easy with the clear water and just the general nature of reservoirs.

Past that, you got me....

Northern ohio around mansfield has 2 good lakes. Clearfork and Charles Mill, though they are both north east more than northwest...
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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This is a great thread right now, as I got online to start planning what new lakes to try this year. Based in Toledo, I usually head to Resthaven, which I believe is tops nearby, within the state. Lake La Su Ann is also good, although fish are all small. I was wondering if anyone has any lakes in Michigan that you would recommend for largemouth, or even pike/muskie. I like to go to West Branch but thats about 2.5hr drive. I was thinking of working north this year, within a 2hr drive...any suggestions?

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F*****G A!! There are none in NW OHIO. My favorite Bass lake is the Maumee Rive in NW Ohio
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metzgers marsh can be pretty fun
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:29 AM   #10
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This is a great thread right now, as I got online to start planning what new lakes to try this year. Based in Toledo, I usually head to Resthaven, which I believe is tops nearby, within the state. Lake La Su Ann is also good, although fish are all small. I was wondering if anyone has any lakes in Michigan that you would recommend for largemouth, or even pike/muskie. I like to go to West Branch but thats about 2.5hr drive. I was thinking of working north this year, within a 2hr drive...any suggestions?

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I do my bass fishing from a kayak. Other types of boats might have trouble accessing these lakes. With that in mind, here are four places where I've enjoyed excellent bassin' for many years. All are within about an hour of Toledo.

In Waterloo State Recreation area, west of Ann Arbor: Mud Lake, Mill Lake.

In Onsted State Game area, west of Adrian: Grass Lake, One Mile Lake.

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F*****G A!! There are none in NW OHIO. My favorite Bass lake is the Maumee Rive in NW Ohio
where do you fish in the maumee river for bass? what do you use. If fish the maumee all the time but not for bass just catfish, walleye, and pike
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Not a lake but the Auglaize river is an excellent smallie river. We have caught over 20 a day wading it.
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Not a lake but the Auglaize river is an excellent smallie river. We have caught over 20 a day wading it.
What baits/lures do you use?
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Old 01-26-2012, 04:12 PM   #14
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adam_smith_nap,
The best bass fishing that I've ever found in the entire state has always been in local farm ponds. Bigger, healthier, more of them and better eating.

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Jsteine...you gotta try Kent Lake near Brighton, Michigan and also Detroit River out of Elizabeth Park...great smallie & largies in both.
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east and west harbor are outstanding, especially in the spring.
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Adam_smith you can't go wrong with 3" weedless tubes in the Auglaize. It's shallow in places so a crankbait is hard to fish but where you can a rebel craw works great.
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Adam_smith you can't go wrong with 3" weedless tubes in the Auglaize. It's shallow in places so a crankbait is hard to fish but where you can a rebel craw works great.
Ok sounds good ill have to try those out when spring rolls around
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Oldfer,

I remember you mentioning those Michigan lakes last year and I never got up there. I am determined to do so next year with either the kayak or canoe.

Are those lakes easy to put into, or is there any portaging involved? Can i drive right up and put in? Please comment on which ones have easiest access.

Love kayak/canoe, but the back ain't what it used to be

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I thought the same thing too about these reservoirs around toledo until last year i took my 12foot deep v out on delta and we couldnt stop catching bass and blue gill we were in the middle of the reservoir fishing crawlers on slip bobbers. Bass were pretty good size too not too small but bigger than anything i ever caught from the shore.
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