Ohio Fishing Lakes List

What Kind of Fishing Can You Find in Ohio?

Are you looking for a list of lakes to fish in Ohio? With over 50,000 lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks, Ohio is an amazing place to fish.

That said, how do you decide where to go?

Luckily, Premier Angler has compiled resources on dozens of the most popular fishing destinations throughout the Buckeye State. Each lake below will offer helpful information, including a list of species found on each lake. You will also find average and maximum depth, county, nearby towns, and other helpful information.

Are you more interested in a weekend of recreation than you are in fishing? Each entry also lists information about local marinas (if one exists). You can find the horsepower limits for each lake as well as local amenities. Whether you are looking for dining, camping, or other recreational options, you will find them below.

To make your search easier, we have also included a fishing map and helpful videos whenever available.

Popular Fishing Species Throughout the States

Ohio is known to have excellent fishing for numerous freshwater species. Discounting Lake Erie and the Ohio River, which were named two of our top fishing spots in Ohio, most lakes featured below excel for only a few species. That said, if you do your research and look hard enough, you can find great largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, muskie, walleye, catfish, and carp fishing throughout the state.

Each lake below will also have information from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources determining the top species for each lake by size and quantity.

List of Popular Ohio Fishing Lakes

Acton Lake

Alum Creek Lake

Antrim Lake

Atwood Lake

Barton Lake

Beaver Creek Reservoir

Belmont Lake

Bresler Reservoir

Buckeye Lake

Bucyrus Reservoir

Burr Oak Lake

C.J. Brown Reservoir

Cesar Creek Lake

Clark Lake

Clear Fork Reservoir

Clendening Lake

Cowan Lake

Deer Creek Lake

Defiance Reservoir

Delaware Lake

Delphos Gillmor Reservoir

Dillon Lake

Dow Lake

East Fork Lake

Ferguson and Metzger Reservoirs

Findley Lake

Forked Run Lake

Fox Lake

Grand Lake St. Mary’s

Griggs Reservoir

Hargus Creek Lake

Harrison Lake

Hoover Reservoir

Indian Lake

Jackson City Reservoir

Jackson Lake

Jefferson Lake

Kiser Lake

Knox Lake

Kokosing Lake

Lake Hope

Lake La Su An

Lake LeComte

Lake Logan

Lake Loramie

Lake Rupert

Lake Snowden

Lake Vesuvius

Lake White

Lumberjack Reservoir

Lima Lake

Madison Lake

McKarns Lake

Monroe Lake

Nettle Lake

New London Reservoir

O’Shaughnessy Reservoir

Oakthorpe Lake

Outhwaite Reservoir

Oxbow Lake

Paint Creek Lake

Piedmont Lake

Pymatuning Lake

Raccoon Creek Reservoir

Rocky Fork Lake

Ross Lake

Rush Creek Lake

Seneca Lake

Shreve Lake

Silver Creek Lake

Sippo Lake

Slope Creek Reservoir

Stonelick Lake

Timbre Ridge Lake

Tycoon Lake

Upper Sandusky Reservoir

Van Buren Lake

Veterans Memorial Reservoir

Veto Lake

Wauseon Reservoir

Wolf Run Lake