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

Mohican River
Visitors can enjoy kayaking, tubing, canoeing, swimming, fishing and boating in the Clear Fork River and Mohican River.
Findley Lake
With fishing, boating, swimming and camping, there’s no end to the family fun.
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 in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
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.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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