Fishing in Ohio

Ohio offers excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill sets. Purchase your fishing license online, and plan your next family trip.

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Top Fishing Spots in Ohio

Maumee Bay State Park
Lake Erie offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the Midwest. Find good catches of catfish, bass and perch.
Mosquito Lake State Park
This Park is the perfect place for families who enjoy fishing and boating. There are five boat launch ramps in this park.
Portage Lakes State Park
The Portage Lakes of Portage Lakes State Park are perfect for families who enjoy boating and fishing. Find good catches of bass, and walleye.
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Common Catches in Ohio

Walleye
Walleye
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Common Carp
Common Carp
The common carp is a prolific survivor, and able to tolerate many conditions and bottom types, making it an ideal species for pond culture.
Muskellunge
Muskellunge
It was once believed that there were at least four species of muskellunge, but these varieties are now considered to be one species
Lake Trout
Lake Trout
The lake trout has considerable value both as a sport fish and a food fish.

Types of Fishing in Ohio

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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