Fishing At Piedmont Lake
AKA: Piedmont Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, muskie and saugeye at Piedmont Lake in Ohio.
Known for quality muskie, bass and saugeye fishing, Piedmont Lake is a 2,300-acre lake in the east-central part of the state. Nearly 40 miles of shoreline is surrounded by trees with brush and laydowns in the water providing cover to fish and baitfish alike. The lake also offers good fishing for catfish, crappie, bluegill and white bass. Outboard motors have a 10 horsepower-maximum limit, so the lake is ideal for small fishing boats, canoes and kayaks. A boat ramp, food, gasoline, and boats-motors rentals are available at Piedmont Marina. At other locations a second boat ramp, parking and restrooms are also open to the public. Nearby camping and lodging provide headquarters for a quick fishing trip or a family vacation. Try your luck ice fishing in winter for crappie and saugeye.
Primary fish species residing in Piedmont Lake
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Piedmont Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Essex Cove Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Road 352, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Piedmont Lake Boat Launch
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Piedmont Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Piedmont Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Piedmont Marina Campground - 740 658-1029
Clendening Lake Marina & Campground - 740 658-3691
Piedmont Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
32281 Marina Rd
Freeport, OH 43973
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General Fishing Info
Piedmont Reservoir offers quality saugeye and muskie fishing in the east-central part of Ohio.