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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, muskie and saugeye at Delaware Lake in Ohio.

Delaware Lake, OH

The main attraction at Delaware State Park, Delaware Lake is a 1,330-acre lake in the central part of the state with over 30 miles of shoreline. Four designated fishing areas, with parking, rest rooms and access to the shore for bank fishing, are scattered around the lake.

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Delaware Lake, situated in central Ohio, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and scenic retreat. With its serene surroundings and a plethora of recreational opportunities, Delaware Lake offers excellent fishing, boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at Delaware Lake provides anglers with the opportunity to target various fish species. The lake is known for its abundant populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, saugeye, and channel catfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many hidden coves and structures to find optimal fishing spots. Delaware Lake's diverse fishery ensures anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

Two boat launch ramps are available for the public to launch boats with up to 10 horsepower (the lake maximum). The marina offers services to boaters, fishing tackle and bait, and rental boats. In addition to the lake, there are over 50 ponds scattered around the lake. Most of these ponds have populations of fish and are available to the public. Delaware State Park includes a campground with RV hookups.

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Primary fish species residing in Delaware Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Muskie Saugeye

Delaware Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES, three
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity at Delaware Lake, offering visitors a chance to explore the expansive waters and take in the beautiful surroundings. The lake permits various types of watercraft, including powerboats, pontoons, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax on the calm waters. Boat ramps and marinas are available for easy access to the lake, catering to boating enthusiasts' needs.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Delaware State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the Delaware State Park Marina, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Road 223 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Horseshoe Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Southwest Boat Ramps
Located in the southwest section of the lake, due north of the west end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking. It is also a portage spot for canoes and kayaks.

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Camping facilities at Delaware Lake provide an opportunity for visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Delaware State Park Campground offers a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, indulge in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Delaware State Park - 866 644-6727

Whitesands Campgrounds - 740 363.-1896

Delaware Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Delaware Lake
Delaware State Park
75 Downing Rd
Delaware, OH 43015
740 548-4631


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Delaware Lake in OH

Fishing for crappie, muskie, and largemouth and smallmouth bass in central OH

Delaware Lake, in Ohio.