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All about fishing for rainbow, brown and lake trout in Ohio lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Ohio

OH Trout Fishing Waters

Other lakes containing natural or stocked populations of trout include Antrim Park Lake, Blue Limestone Park Pond, Blue Rock State Park, Crossroads Pond, Eyman Park Ponds, Foundation Park Pond, Grand Lake St. Marys, Granger Pond, Heritage Park Pond, Lake Alma State Park, Lake Erie, Lamberjack Lake, Lima Lake, Olander Lake, Norwalk Reservoir #1, Painesville Recreational Park Pond, Petros Lake, Rose Lake, Rush Run Lake, Scioto Trail State Park, Stonelick Lake, Swanton Waterworks Reservoir, Sycamore State Park Lake, Tawawa Lake, Timber Ridge Lake and Yoctangee Park Lake.

Visit the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for more information on trout fishing in Ohio.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Ohio Record Trout

Lake Erie produced the Ohio state record brown trout, lake trout and rainbow trout. It is the most prolific waters in the state to fish for big trout.

Fishing for trout in Ohio

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

OH State Record: 21 lbs 5 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

OH State Record: 14 lbs 11 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

OH State Record: 20 lbs 8 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


Learn the habits of trout

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Ohio waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

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