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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, northern pike, muskie and saugeye at Leesville Lake in Ohio.

Leesville Lake, OH

Known for its excellent muskellunge (muskie) fishing, Leesville Lake is a 1,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, with over 25 miles of shoreline. Boats have a 10-hp limit, so canoes, kayaks, inflatables and car-top boats are popular here.

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Leesville Lake, located in eastern Ohio, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a tranquil and scenic retreat. With its serene surroundings and diverse recreational opportunities, Leesville Lake offers excellent fishing, boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at Leesville Lake 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 submerged structures for optimal fishing spots. Leesville Lake's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

Rental boats are available at the lake from several locations. There are two marinas on the lake and one public launch ramp. The camping areas and public access areas around the lake provide opportunities for fishing from the bank. Campgrounds with RV hookups, lodging, fishing tackle, shops, restaurants and lodging are all close at hand.

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Primary fish species residing in Leesville Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish Yellow Perch Muskie Northern Pike Saugeye

Leesville Lake 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 Leesville Lake, offering visitors a chance to explore the expansive waters and take in the beautiful surroundings. The lake allows 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. Multiple boat ramps and marinas are available, ensuring easy access to the lake for boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Leesville North Fork Marina & Campground
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
330 627-4270

Leesville South Fork Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
740 269-5371

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Leesville North Fork Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, off Azalea Road SW, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Leesville South Fork Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, south west side, off Deer Road SW, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Leesville North Fork Marina & Campground
2126 Azalea Rd SW
Carrollton, OH 44615
330 627-4270

Leesville South Fork Marina
4131 Deer Road SW
Bowerston, Ohio 44695
740 269-5371

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Camping facilities at Leesville Lake cater to those looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Leesville South Fork Marina and Campground provide a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, partake in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Leesville Lake North Fork Marina & Campground - 330 627-4270

Leesville Lake South Fork Campground - 740 269-9214

Springhill Campgrounds - 740 269-8463

Leesville Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Leesville Lake
Leesville Lake North Fork Marina & Campground
2126 Azalea Rd SW
Carrollton, OH 44615
330 627-4270


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