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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and yellow perch at Grand Lake St Marys in Ohio.

Grand Lake St Marys, OH

An excellent vacation destination, Grand Lake St Marys is a 12,700-acre lake offering all types of water sports, swimming, boating and fishing. Public access is available at multiple locations along the 52 miles of shoreline, some areas with picnic areas.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Grand Lake St. Marys, located in western Ohio, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a diverse range of recreational activities. With its expansive waters and beautiful surroundings, Grand Lake St. Marys offers excellent fishing, boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at Grand Lake St. Marys provides anglers with the opportunity to target various fish species. The lake is known for its abundant populations of crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, and saugeye. Anglers can cast their lines from the shoreline, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's numerous coves and structure-rich areas for optimal fishing spots. With its diverse fishery, Grand Lake St. Marys offers something for anglers of all skill levels.

A marina and seven boat ramps provide easy access for boats of all types to launch and navigate this fishing paradise. The lake is set amongst the farm land and small communities of St Marys, Celina and Montezuma in northwest Ohio. The lake is reasonably shallow with cover for fish and bait limited to brush and trees in the water. Perch, bluegill, walleye, crappie, catfish and bass swim in these waters and compete for the natural food resources and gizzard shad. Rental boats are available or bring your own pleasure boat, pontoon, sailboat or fishing boat and enjoy this relaxing waterway. Try ice fishing in winter, when the ice is safe, for crappie, bluegill and yellow perch.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Ohio

Primary fish species residing in Grand Lake St Marys

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Yellow Perch

Grand Lake St Marys Amenities

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

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Boating is a favorite activity at Grand Lake St. Marys, offering visitors a chance to explore the expansive waters and take in the scenic beauty. The lake allows various types of watercraft, including powerboats, pontoon boats, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax on the calm waters while enjoying the stunning views. Multiple boat ramps and marinas are available, ensuring easy access to the lake for boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Bayview Sun & Snow Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
419 268-2726

Kozy Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
419 394-8797

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

West Bank Park Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off W Bank Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Windy Point Road Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake,south side, off Windy Point Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Bayview Sun & Snow Marina
5350 Bayview Rd
Celina, OH 45822
419 268-2726

Kozy Marina
8500 State Rte 703
Celina, OH 45822
419 394-8797

Click here for a Ohio Fishing License.

Camping facilities at Grand Lake St. Marys cater to those looking to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park offers a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the serene ambiance, partake in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kozy Kamp Ground - 419 268-2275

Grand Lake St. Marys State Park Campground - 937 295-2011

Hecht's Landing Campground - 419 394-6433

E-Z Campground & Diner - 419 520-9168

Grand Lake St Marys OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Grand Lake St Marys
Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
34 Edgewater Drive
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
419 394-3611


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Grand Lake St Marys offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities in northwest Ohio.

Fishing on Grand Lake St Marys, in OH.