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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Ohio, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Alum Creek Lake, Atwood Lake, Berlin Lake, Buck Creek Lake, Buckeye Lake, Caesar Creek Lake, Charles Mill Lake, Clendening Reservoir, East Fork Lake, Grand Lake St Marys, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, Lake Reir, Lake Milton, Meander Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Piedmont Reservoir, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork Lake, Salt Fork Lake, Seneca Lake, Tappan Reservoir, West Branch Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Ohio have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

Ohio is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Salmon, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Bowfin and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Hybrid Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Spotted Sunfish, Warmouth, White Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


Great Lakes Sports Fishing Council, Ohio Fishing Reports

Ohio DNR Fishing Forecasts and Reports

Ohio Fishing Report Outdoor News

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Ohio fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Ohio fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Ohio for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Ohio include Mansfield, Toledo, Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cambridge, Marietta, Dayton, Lorain and others scattered across OH, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may choose to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Ohio fishing guides.

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Fishing report for local waters in Ohio.