Keithe Sebelius: WATER TEMPERATURE- 32°
SURFACE ELEVATION- 2291.56 ---- 12.74' below conservation
Currently, the water level is 0.29 feet higher than it was one year ago, at this time. Reservoir is covered with approx. 4 inches of ice at this time. If venturing out on the ice use extreme caution and fish with a buddy.
Crappie Fair 7 to 16 inches Did not have any reports of fish being caught, however, would try fishing off the public fishing dock and private boat slips using jigs and jigs tipped with minnows. Would also try around the 3 fish attractors. Recently added new cedar trees to the fish attractors, end of private dock and around the public fishing dock.
Saugeye/Walleye Fair 14 to 26 inches Would try fishing off the East side of Leota cove, along the dam and along the south road bed using jigs and jigs tipped with worms. Also, heard of some short fish being caught, therefore, remember the 18-inch length limit.
Wiper Fair 15 to 28 inches Would try fishing around the mouth of Leota cove and Concrete cove using jigs and jigs with worms and/or minnows. The point just south of the swim beach might be a good bet also. Starting Jan. 1, 2018 Wiper creel limit will be going up to 5/Day instead of 2/Day.
Catfish Fair 14 to 30 inches Would try fishing up to the west end using stink bait, liver and worms on the bottom. Also, try using trot lines and set lines towards the west end.
Largemouth/Spotted Bass Fair 10 to 20 inches Would try fishing along the Dam, in Leota and Schoen's coves and up by the sand pit using artificial baits and crankbait's. Remember there is a 15" length limit on all bass.