Ohio Bass Fishing

One of my all time favorite places to fish is the state of Ohio. Although the bass tend to be bigger in the south, Ohio produces huge quantities of largemouth, smallmouth, striped and white bass; More than enough for any serious bass angler.

Some of the more popular lakes for Ohio bass fishing are Knox Lake, Lake La Su An, Turkeyfoot Lake, Tycoon Lake, Acton Lake and Ross Lake and Lake Erie.

Lake Erie is a great lake for Smallmouth bass. Kelly’s Island, Cranberry Creek , Camp Perry , along the shorelines by Cedar Point and Sandusky Bay are well known for holding bass in Lake Erie, as well as Portage River which feeds into the lake.

Knox Lake is one of the best Ohio bass fishing lakes for largemouth bass. The upper portions of the lake are plentiful with brush and trees in the water. You can easily catch big largemouth bass from shore. Using crankbaits works well here. There is however an 18″ catch limit but it is easy to catch bass above 18″ here. The lake has a high population of largemouth bass.

Lake La Su An is the Ohio bass fishing community’s favorite lake. The largemouth bass population here is so high that people claim to have seen as many as 60 largemouth bass come out of the lake each day. There are large schools of bass all over the lake, so many that there are no restrictions what so ever on catching them. If you don’t have a boat, no worries, using a nightcrawler off the shore has worked great for this lake.

Turkeyfoot Lake is well known for its large size bass. They say that using top water lures works best for Turkeyfoot lake. The lake is 52 feet deep at its deepest point. Long Lake is also very close and is very good as well.

Tycoon Lake is a shallower lake that tends to warm up quicker than the rest. This lake is great for early spring Ohio bass fishing. Because of the 18″ minimum requirement there is a good population of big bass. Shallow water levels allow for wading into the water or fishing from shore with equal chance of success as using a boat. The lake lies between state routes 325 and 554 five miles northeast of Rio Grande. A ramp for smaller boats is off township Road 21 west of the dam and where county Road 17 runs north to the lake. Access is from state Route 325 by Eagle Road. Access off state Route 554 is from township Road 20 (Vaughn Road) and County Road 17 (Tycoon Road).

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