As anglers gear up for another exciting fishing season, Ohio offers a plethora of promising spots to reel in some impressive catches. Whether you’re targeting largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, or saugeye, the state’s diverse inland lakes provide ample opportunities for a memorable fishing experience. Here’s a breakdown of Ohio’s best fishing lakes and the coveted Fish Ohio qualifying sizes.

Largemouth Bass

  • Nimisila Reservoir
  • Portage Lakes
  • Mosquito Creek Lake
  • Mogadore Reservoir
  • Appalachian Hills Wildlife Area
  • Alum Creek Lake
  • Hoover Reservoir
  • Kiser Lake
  • Wingfoot Lake
  • LaDue Reservoir, Lake Medina, Rocky Fork Lake, Upper Sandusky Reservoir (tie)

Channel Catfish

  • Indian Lake
  • Mosquito Creek Lake
  • Hoover Reservoir
  • Portage Lakes
  • Deer Creek Lake
  • Rocky Fork Lake
  • Wingfoot Lake
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Mogadore Reservoir
  • Tappan Lake

Crappie

  • Mosquito Creek Lake
  • Hoover Reservoir
  • Alum Creek Lake
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Pymatuning Lake
  • Deer Creek Lake
  • Indian Lake
  • Rocky Fork Lake
  • Lake Loramie
  • Seneca Lake

Saugeye

  • Indian Lake
  • Buckeye Lake
  • Alum Creek Lake
  • Piedmont Lake
  • Tappan Lake
  • Atwood Lake
  • Hoover Reservoir
  • Caesar Creek Lake
  • Salt Fork Lake
  • Seneca Lake

Don’t forget to secure your Ohio fishing license if you’re aged 16 or older before embarking on your fishing adventure. With these top spots and their impressive record sizes, anglers can look forward to a rewarding fishing season ahead.

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