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All about fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass in OH lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Ohio

Plenty of private ponds, creeks, streams and rivers in Ohio hold bass. Lake Erie expands the opportunity for anglers to catch nice stringers of bass. Other major lakes with nice populations of bass include Acton Lake, Alum Creek Lake, Atwood Lake, Berlin Lake, Buck Creek State Park Lake, Buckeye Lake, Caesar Creek State Park Lake, Charles Mill Lake, Clear Fork Reservoir, Clendening Reservoir, Cowan Lake, East Fork Lake, Findlay Reservoir, Grand Lake St Marys, Griggs Reservoir, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, Kaiser Lake, Knox Reservoir, La Due Reservoir, Lake Erie, Lake Hodgson, Lake Milton, Leesville Lake, Mogadore Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Piedmont Reservoir, Pleasant Hill Lake, Portage Lakes, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork State Park Lake, Salt Fork Lake, Seneca Lake, Tappan Reservoir, Walborn Reservoir, Wingfoot Reservoir and West Branch Lake.

Fishing for bass In Ohio

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

OH State Record: 13 lbs 2 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

OH State Record: 9 lbs 8 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

OH State Record: 5 lbs 4 oz

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Brylee Haupt With A Bass From Ohio
Brylee Haupt

OH State Record Bass

Deer Creek Lake produced the OH state record hybrid bass. The state record largemouth bass was taken out of a private pond and Lake Erie produced the state record smallmouth bass.

Bass fishing in Ohio

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Ohio.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Buckeye State.

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Catch big bass!

Learn to catch more and bigger largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and spotted bass.

Bass fishing information, by state.

The lifecycle of bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Ohio bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Best bass fishing lakes in Ohio!