Guide To Ohio Other Fishing
All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in OH.
Listed below find area lakes and info about these species.
For information about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the OH walleye page.
Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Berlin Lake, Buck Creek Lake, Buckeye Lake, Caesar Creek Lake, Charles Mill Lake, Clendening Reservoir, Cowan Lake, East Fork Lake, Grand Lake St Marys, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, Lake Erie, Lake Milton, Meander Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Piedmont Reservoir, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork Lake, Salt Fork Lake and others.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 11.69 lbs
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 6.25 lbs
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 25.0 lbs
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 55.13 lbs
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 22.78 lbs
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 31.64 lbs
Click the images and links above for species details.
Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
The state record bowfin was caught out of Nettle Lake.
The state record chain pickerel came from Long Lake.
The state record longnose gar was pulled out of the Ohio River.
The state record muskie (muskellunge) was caught out of Piedmont Lake.
The state record northern pike came out of McKarns Lake.
The state record tiger muskie was caught from Turkeyfoot Lake.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.