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Hoover Reservoir, OH

Located on the northeast outskirts of Columbus Ohio, Hoover Reservoir is a 2,800-acre lake offering watersport activities and fishing to area residents. With 45 miles of shoreline and multiple access points for fishing from the bank, there is plenty of room for fishing, sightseeing, picnics and other outdoor activities.

Pick from a half-dozen boat ramps to launch fishing boats, kayaks, canoes, pontoons or pleasure boats. Note there is a 10-horsepower limit. Due to the 10-HP limit, the lake receives little fishing pressure. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are plentiful and grow to healthy sizes. Crappie, saugeye, catfish, white bass, gar and bluegill also reside here and receive less fishing attention than other area lakes. Camping and lodging are located a few miles from the lake.

What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, longnose gar and saugeye at Hoover Reservoir in Ohio.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Ohio

Primary fish species residing in Hoover Reservoir

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass Longnose gar Saugeye

Hoover Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Hoover Adventures
Rentals: Kayaks and canoes
614 423-9234

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Oxbow Road Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, west side, off Oxbow Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Red Bank Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Maxtown Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sunbury Road Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the south end of the Sunbury Road Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Twin Bridges Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, between the two bridges on Red Bank Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Walnut Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, west side, off E Walnut Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Berkshire Lake Campground - 740 965-2321

Tree Haven Camp Grounds - 740 965-3469

Hoover Reservoir OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Hoover Reservoir
Hoover Reservoir Park
7701 Sunbury Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
614 645-3300


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Hoover Reservoir in Ohio.

Hoover Reservoir offers quality largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing in the Columbus, Ohio area.

Fishing on Hoover Reservoir, in Ohio.