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LaDue Reservoir, OH

Popular Fish Species LaDue Reservoir, OH

LaDue Reservoir Popular Fish - Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Although this is a relatively small lake, largemouth bass are still growing big this year in LaDue Reservoir. The lake has fertile water, plus plenty of cover for both baitfish and bass. Fishing for largemouth bass is good virtually any time they are shallow - in spring, mornings in summer, and during warm Fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. Around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In deeper water, big worms, jigs and spoons are three good weapons. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure. Smallmouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

LaDue Reservoir Popular Fish - Walleye


Thanks to good fisheries management, a healthy population of walleye are thriving in the waters of LaDue Reservoir again this year. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them, as during this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

LaDue Reservoir Popular Fish - Channel Catfish

Channel Catfish

This year a very healthy population of channel cats populate the waters of Lake LaDue, and can be caught all around the lake. Fish over 6 to 10 pounds are not uncommon. In Spring channel catfish migrate toward incoming water, so stay up river away from the main lake. Night fishing for channel catfish often delivers even better results than fishing during the day. In early summer look for rocky banks, the bigger the rocks the better. In summer and winter deeper structure is where to look. Fishing for channel catfish is often productive around any kind of structure in the area. Road beds, creek channels and rocky points are all good places to begin. Use a slip sinker or Carolina rig with popular catfish baits. Other catfish in the lake include flathead and blue catfish.

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and white perch at LaDue Reservoir in Ohio.

Picturesque and serene, LaDue Reservoir is a 1,470-acre lake in the northeast corner of the state where the quiet of nature can be heard. Over 20 miles of shoreline await anglers ready to wet a line. Boats are limited to 'electric motors only.

LaDue Reservoir, located in northeast Ohio, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and scenic getaway. With its serene surroundings and diverse recreational opportunities, LaDue Reservoir offers excellent fishing, casual boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at LaDue Reservoir provides anglers with the opportunity to target a variety of fish species. The lake is known for its thriving populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many coves and submerged structures for optimal fishing spots. LaDue Reservoir's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

There are two boat ramps with ample parking available to the public for launch of canoes, kayaks, john boats and other small fishing boats. Walleye, bass, crappie, catfish bluegill and white perch populate the lake and fishing pressure is low due to the electric-motor-only restriction. LaDue Boathouse & Marina offers rental of john boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and electric motors. Camping is available about five miles away at Roundup Lake Campground. In winter, ice fishing at LaDue Lake is good for walleye, bluegill and yellow perch.

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Primary fish species residing in LaDue Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Perch

LaDue Reservoir Amenities

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

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Fishing Guides On LaDue Reservoir

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While camping facilities are not available directly at LaDue Reservoir, nearby parks and campgrounds provide options for visitors looking to extend their stay. Headwaters Park and West Branch State Park offer camping facilities, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, indulge in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the fishing and boating opportunities at LaDue Reservoir.


LaDue Boathouse and Marina
17759 Valley Road
Auburn Township, OH 44023
440 773-2728

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

LaDue Boat Ramp
17759 Valley Rd, Auburn Township, OH 44023

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Roundup Lake Campground - 330 562-9100

LaDue Reservoir OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

LaDue Reservoir
Ladue Boathouse & Marina
17799 Valley Rd
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
440 834-0045


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LaDue Reservoir in Ohio.

LaDue Reservoir offers walleye, bass, crappie, catfish bluegill and white perch fishing in northeast Ohio.

Fishing on LaDue Reservoir, in OH.