The open water season starts in May and runs through September. In the open water season, angling is permitted 4 days a week (Monday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Boat ramps are available on the 4 largest lakes. Boats and wading tubes may be used on any lakes that anglers can get them on. The operation of watercraft with any motor is permitted but at idle speed only without creating a wake. Restrooms and a handicapped-accessible fishing pier are located on Lake La Su An.
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Lake La Su An Wildlife Area lakes are located in Bridgewater and Northwest townships in the northwest corner of Williams County. The Fish Check station is located on Williams County Road R off SR 576. The area is 6 miles from Pioneer, 7 miles from Montpelier, 20 miles from Bryan, 41 miles from Defiance, 59 miles from Toledo, and 86 miles from Findlay.
The Lake La Su An Wildlife Area was acquired by the ODNR Division of Wildlife in the fall of 1981. The area has 13 small lakes and ponds from 1 to 82 acres. Most of the lakes were developed in the early 1960s as part of a complex called Dreamland Acres. Before state acquisition, these lakes had very little fishing pressure and abundant populations of large sunfish. The Division of Wildlife developed an intensive management program to sustain a fishery for large sunfish, particularly bluegill. The area first opened to public fishing under this program in 1983.
Special Fishing Regulations at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area (2021)
Lake La Su An Wildlife Area is open to fish from Friday, May 6 to Monday, October 3, 2022. Fishing is permitted on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from sunrise to sunset during this open season. Lake La Su An Wildlife Area is closed to fishing at all other times. Visitors are reminded that reservations are not needed to fish the lakes on Lake La Su An Wildlife Area, but all vehicles are required to park in a designated parking space.
The sunfish daily limit is 20, with no more than five sunfish 8 inches or larger. Largemouth bass have an 18-inch minimum length limit and five fish daily limit. Channel catfish have a two fish daily limit. Daily limits are posted on site and are in effect area wide. One limit is permitted each day regardless of how many lakes an angler fishes. All other statewide fishing regulations apply to the area’s lakes. Anglers are also reminded that no fish may be used as bait on the area.
These regulations are designed by Division of Wildlife fisheries biologists to continue the tradition of quality bluegill fishing on the Lake La Su An Wildlife Area lakes. The Division of Wildlife maintains fish populations at Lake La Su An Wildlife Area by limiting the number of days the lakes are open to fishing, limiting the number of bluegill taken home each day, and limiting the number of anglers who fish the area at one time.