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What a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with family and friends than enjoying a relaxing day of fishing and Ohio has some of the best fishing spots around. Check out Northern Ohio's fishing events and fishing spots.

 
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OHIO FISHING LAWS:
Ohio requires you have a fishing license
. For complete information about age requirements and obtaining a license see the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

 

FISHING EVENTS
ICE FISHING
AND ICE BOATING

OHIO STATE PARKS
website

 

WHERE TO FISH
  Atwood Lake
877-363-8500
Atwood Lake offers 1540 acres of water surface, 3,000 acres of land, there are two public launch ramps, 25 horsepower limit for boating and fishing. There is camping and cabins, two marinas.
www.mwcd.org

Charles Mill Lake Park
1271 State Route 430, Mansfield, OH 44903
419.368.6885
website
1,350 acres of water surface, 2,000 acres of land, public boat launch ramp, over 500 campsites in two campground locations, cabins, swimming beach, picnic shelter, hiking trails.

 

Chapin Forest Reservation
10381 Hobart Road & 10090 Chillicothe Rd. (Rt. 306) Kirtland 44094
Cross-country ski center off Hobart Rd. (440) 256-3810 (winter only)
This 390-acre park features hiking and bridle trails, fishing ponds, picnic shelters, playgrounds, drinking water and restrooms. Scenic overlook views Lake Erie and Cleveland skyline. Historic Quarry Pond and stream provided the foundation stone for Kirtland Temple construction in the 1830s and other local buildings.

 

Cleveland Metroparks

Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is open and ready for business!

The Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (April through September) and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (October through March) in Hinckley Reservation in HinckleyTownship.

The boat rental season begins in mid-April to coincide with the fish stocking of trout in HinckleyLake. The Boathouse & Store will have brand-new canoes, kayaks (both single and tandems), rowboats (with and without motors), stand up paddleboards, paddle boats, and two pontoon boats. Rental prices range from $13 to $60.

A variety of fishing supplies like fishing lines, lures, bobbers, bait buckets, hooks, nets, and three types of fresh bait (minnows, night-crawlers and maggots) will be for sale beginning in mid-April, too.

If you are new to fishing and don't have a rod, don't be concerned. The Boathouse will have fishing rods and reels available for sale and rent. HinckleyLake is a great place to catch trout, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, pan fish, sunfish, carp, catfish, bluegills, and more.

Hinckley Lake is a great place to take the family for a picnic, too. If the picnic basket was not fully stocked, the Boathouse & Store will have ice and picnic supplies, such as charcoal, paper products, tablecloths, and coolers for sale.

The new Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store also features an assortment of adult and children's apparel, including adult spring jackets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, button-down shirts, bamboo socks, caps, sunhats, and visors. Other novelty items available are ponchos, umbrellas, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, lotions, and an assortment of books, such as Field Guides and local area books, fishing and boating books, and the "Fascinated Naturalist" series, created by Cleveland Metroparks own Jennifer Brumfield.

The Boathouse & Store will also carry hooded sweatshirts and fleece jackets, as well as ice cleats in the winter.

Light refreshments and some microwaveable items are also be available for purchase.

Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store is located at 1 West Drive in Hinckley Reservation, between Bellus and State roads in HinckleyTownship.
For more information, call 330-278-2160.

Enjoy summer recreation at the Hinckley Lake Boathouse & Store in Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally!

Looking to reel in the big fish or just to enjoy a day of relaxing fishing fun, these local fishing areas are sure to get you hooked on Cleveland Metroparks:

BIG CREEK RESERVATION
Beyer's Pond

HINCKLEY RESERVATION
Judge's Lake
Ledge Lake
Hinckley Lake

MILL STREAM RUN RESERVATION
Rocky River
Wallace Lake
Ranger Lake

NORTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
Chagrin River

OHIO & ERIE CANAL RESERVATION
Ohio & Erie Canal

ROCKY RIVER RESERVATION
Oxbow Lagoon
Rocky River

SOUTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
Chagrin River
Shadow Lake
A variety of fish can be caught including bass, trout, crappie, and bluegill. An Ohio fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Fishing and boating areas are open daily, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information on any of the swimming, fishing or boating areas, call 216-635-3200 or log onto clevelandmetroparks.com.


 

Indian Point Park
Lower Lot: 12951 Seeley Rd. Leroy Township 44077
Upper Lot: 13165 Seeley Rd. 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, Indian Point has one of the earliest architectural works in this part of Ohio. 408 acres. Picnic area with grills. Restrooms. Hiking trails. Drinking water. Fishing.

 

Lake Metroparks (Lake County)

Lake Metroparks

Lake Metroparks offers a variety of opportunities for fishing including stocked ponds as well as river, stream and lakeshore access.

Lake Metroparks' aquatic resources bring value to our parks and to Lake County. From the depths of our ponds to the edges of our rivers and streams to the beaches of Lake Erie, Lake County's watery resources afford our citizens unrivaled opportunities to enjoy fishing.

Lake Metroparks is committed to protecting existing water resources and preserving areas through purchase and easement opportunities; through which we have created angler access through construction of trails, parking areas, canoe landings, and decks.

Lake Metroparks encourages catch and release fishing, which helps to maintain fish populations and ensure many park goers the same opportunities to enjoy fishing.

Fishing opportunities available in Lake Metroparks include Pond, River, and Lakefront.  Visit lakemetroparks.com for a complete list of fishing locations and for permit/license information.

 


(Lake County)

Hidden Lake in Lake Metroparks is stocked with 600 pounds of fish. And no fishing license required!!

Lake Metroparks has opened to doors to the 111-acre Hidden Lake property in Leroy Township. Previously only accessible by permit, the beauty and wonder of Hidden Lake is now available to explore and fish, without reservations.

The park features nearly a mile loop trail, a nine-acre pond and a pier extending into the pond for fishing and wildlife observation.
For more information website.

 

Mill Creek Metroparks
(Mahoning County)

Mill Creek Metroparks
Fishing is permitted from March 1 - November 30 on Lake Glacier and Lake Newport, and in Park District waters south of the Newport Dam and between Lake Glacier Dam and Lake Cohasset Dam. Fishing is also permitted in Yellow Creek Park.
330.702.3000
website

 

 

Mohican State Park
The Clear Fork Branch of the Mohican River runs through Mohican State Park. Fly fishing is very popular here for the brown trout. Saugeye can be caught in the tailwaters below the Pleasant Hill Dam. The Clear Fork also holds smallmouth bass, white crappie and bluegill. Real-time data on streamflow conditions can be obtained from USGS.

3116 St. Rt. 3, Loudonville, OH 44842 • Phone: 419-994-5125
website


 

Riverview Park
4895 Bailey Road Madison Township 44057
A Grand River reservation. Hike, fish or cross-country ski through this 45-acre facility. Great hill for sledding! Picnic area with grills. Picnic shelter. Fire ring. Restrooms. Hiking trail. Fishing. Pay phone.

 

 

Shreve Lake Wildlife Area - (Wayne County)

West off SR 226 on Force Road, near Shreve 330-567-3390 or 1-800-WILD-LIFE

This 228-acre wildlife area, which is open for hunting and trapping, has a beautiful 58-acre lake that is a fisherman's dream with a boat ramp and an accessible fishing area that's perfect for children.

 

Stark Parks
For complete fishing information
website

 

Summit County - Metroparks
For complete fishing information
website

 


Wood County Park District
Wood County Park District Headquarters
18729 Mercer Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-353-1897
www.wcparks.org

 

CHARTER FISHING


Lake County Ohio Charter Fishing
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