Lake Info & State Management
Bucyrus Reservoirs,The Bucyrus Reservoirs are two miles northeast of Bucyrus. Reservoir #1 covers 40 acres and averages 7 feet deep. Reservoir #2 covers 38 acres and averages 7 feet deep. Riley Reservoir (#3) covers 30 acres and has an average depth of 22 feet. Reservoir #4 covers 150 acres with an average depth of 27 feet. These reservoirs are in Ohio Division of Wildlife District Two(2).
Location,Two miles northest of Bucyrus along State Route 98 and Stetzer Road (County Road 45). Reservoirs #1 and #4 can be reached directly off of State Route 98. Riley lies south of Route 98 on Kiess Road (Township Road 82). Reservoir #2 can be reached on County Road 45 east of Kiess Road and also US Route 30 to the south.
Distance from Major Cities ~ Approximately 80 miles southwest of Cleveland. Approximately 60 miles north of Columbus. Approximately 70 miles southeast of Toledo.
Fishing Opportunities: Reservoir #1; *Largemouth Bass *Northern Pike *Bluegills *Crappies *Bullheads *Carp *Sunfish. Reservoir #2; *Largemouth Bass *Channel Catfish *Bullheads *Crappies *Bluegill *Sunfish *Carp. Riley Reservoir (#3); *Walleye *White Bass *Channel Catfish *Large and Smallmouth Bass *Bullheads *Bluegill *Rock Bass. Reservoir #4; *Yellow Perch *Large and Smallmouth Bass *Channel Catfish *Bullheads *Walleye *Rock Bass *Bluegill.
Boating Information ~ There is NO boat rental. There are primitive boat ramps at all reservoirs except Riley Reservoir.
The Division of Wildlife activities include ~ monitoring fish populations ~ angler harvest studies ~ water quality analysis.
Attention Lake Erie walleye anglers! Lake Erie Walleye Trail is hosting their 6th event of the season, the Geneva GOTL Open, this Saturday, September 3rd at the Geneva Marina. Registration and more information available at https://lakeeriewalleyetrail.com/geneva-gotl-open-6/.
Ohio Lake Maps by ODNR Region 1-5
Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)
Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher -“TIP” program – helps to curtail poaching throughout the state by involving the public in reporting wildlife violations. If you observe a wildlife violation, click here and submit the form online or print the form and mail to:
TIP Headquarters, Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg G | Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Or call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.