Catchable catfish now available at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area


FINDLAY – Anglers can enjoy increased fishing opportunities at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County, where catchable catfish were recently stocked according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

On August 29, two ponds received catchable channel catfish from the state’s hatchery system. Pond #30, located on the eastern edge of the wildlife area, off TR 125, was stocked with 500 catfish. Anglers can also expect to catch sunfish and largemouth bass at this pond. Pond #31, located about a mile south of the wildlife area headquarters near the large parking lot off TR 68, was stocked with 200 catfish.

Interested anglers may also find success at pond #33, on the west side of the wildlife area. Pond #33 offers boat ramp access and fishing for largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish and crappie. Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area headquarters is located at 19100 Co. Hwy. 115, Harpster, OH 43323.

Funding to raise and stock these, and other species of fish throughout the state, is generated from Ohio fishing license dollars and the federal Sport Fish Restoration program, which places an excise tax on fishing equipment.

To learn more about Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area and Ohio’s fishing opportunities, please call 419-424-5000 or visit