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Walleye Fishing Lakes In Ohio

Ohio anglers are fortunate to have many lakes with populations of walleye. They include Alum Creek Lake, Atwood Lake, Beaver Creek Reservoir, Berlin Lake, Buck Creek Lake, Buckeye Lake, CJ Brown Reservoir, Caesar Creek Lake,Charles Mill Lake, Clear Fork Reservoir, Clendening Reservoir, Grand Lake St Marys, Hoover Reservoir, Indian Lake, LaDue Reservoir, Lake Erie, Lake Lecomte, Lake Milton, Leesville Lake, Lost Creek Reservoir, Mosquito Lake, Paulding Reservoir, Piedmont Reservoir, Pleasant Hill Lake, Pymatuning Lake, Rocky Fork Lake, Salt Fork Lake, Seneca Lake, Tappan Reservoir, West Branch Lake and Willard Reservoir.

Additionally, you can find walleye in the rivers flowing into and out of some of these lakes. Lake Erie produced the Ohio state record walleye.

Walleye fishing in Ohio

The walleye prefers moderately deep lakes with gravel, rock or sandy bottoms. It is found primarily in cold water lakes but has proven to survive in warmer impoundments. It is prized for its great tasting filets. Click here to learn all about walleye fishing.

Ohio walleye spawn in spring and when they have the option will choose to migrate from the lake up into feeder streams to spawn. If this option is not available they seek out shallow bars or shoals with clean bottom surfaces near deep water.

Fishing for walleye in Ohio



World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

OH State Record: 16 lbs 3 oz

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This toothy fish will eat virtually anything it can catch and get in its mouth. They prefer small fish and will eat crustaceans, worms and insects. They tend to be somewhat wary and prefer the safety of deeper darker water. Try fishing for walleye from sundown to midnight, particularly during the heat of summer.

Fish for Ohio walleye with live bait, crankbaits, spoons, small spinner baits as well as plastic worms and grubs.

Trolling for walleye from a fishing boat.

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Learn the migration patterns of walleye

Walleye become active in spring and begin the spawning process in medium-depth water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall walleye migrate into shallower water again and feed aggressively preparing for their move to deeper water where they will spend winter. Visit the walleye fishing page for additional information about walleye activities.

Best walleye fishing lakes in Ohio!