Welcome to GoFishOhio!
GoFishOhio highlights a beautiful state full of amazing lakes, rivers, and reservoirs offering anglers many sport fishing opportunities for various species of fish. There’s great fishing in Ohio! Largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, musky, carp, northern pike, stripers, wipers, bluegill, crappie, catfish and steelhead trout all swim here. Discover– where to buy bait, horsepower limits, boat rentals and camping. Maps are listed by regional areas designated by the Ohio DNR.
- 70 Topographic Lake Maps
- Lake Regulations
(boating hp, speed, etc.)
- Species of Fish Available
- Boat Ramp Locations
- Full feature Google Maps
- Local Tackle Shops, Marinas, Restaurants & More
- Fishing Charters & Guides
- Ohio Fishing License Online
- OH Division of Wildlife News
- Advertise with GFO
FINALLY! A Bass Fishing Tournament for Couples, Husbands & Wives, & Mixed (M/F) Teams
Browse Ohio Fishing Lake Maps - ODNR Regions 1-5
DID YOU KNOW? Some land areas in nearby Ohio counties have permitted septic waste (i.e. Land Application) dumping? Many septic pumping companies dump their trucks in these areas. It’s easy to see this practice is never sanitary, plus is very hazardous to wildlife, hunters and outdoor sports enthusiasts.
STAY Septic properly disposes of ALL septic waste at the Barberton Wastewater Pollution Center – never on land anywhere!
Proudly Serving Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark & Wayne Counties
- Ohio Fishing Regulations: How They are Madehe ODOW issues annual fishing regs on the basis of biological data and public input to protect wildlife and to provide the public with opportunities to benefit from wildlife for recreational, scientific, and other purposes.
- Attracting Wildlife in Winter: Keep Water from FreezingFreezing temperatures mean water sources can be hard to find for backyard wildlife. Help wildlife this winter by providing a water source! Follow these steps to help keep the water thawed.
- River Otter SurveysStaff have been conducting river otter bridge surveys and will continue to do so through mid-Feb. These surveys are an important tool which helps to form sustainable management plans for Ohio's otter population. See more info including the 2019 results.
- Nature Scoop January 2020Help Pollinators and Winter Birds. Garden4Wildlife Plans. Sustainable Yard Care and More!
- Project SNOWstorm Update: Meet Wolverine the Snowy OwlOne of our partners, Black Swamp Bird Observatory in NW Ohio, coordinated with Project SNOWstorm and the Detroit/Wayne Airport to place a radio transmitter on a snowy owl! This transmitter will record data as the bird spends time in its wintering grounds and then returns back to its breeding ground in the arctic tundra.
- Backyards For Wildlife: Homemade SuetWinter is a great time of year to watch wildlife! With reduced food and water sources, some wildlife will readily come to your backyard if the right foods are provided. Have you ever heard of suet? It's fun and easy to make! Watch a quick video.
Turn In a Poacher (1-800-POACHER)
Ohio’s Turn In a Poacher -“TIP” program – helps to curtail poaching throughout the state by involving the public in reporting wildlife violations. If you observe a wildlife violation, click here and submit the form online or print the form and mail to:
TIP Headquarters, Division of Wildlife
2045 Morse Rd., Bldg G | Columbus, Ohio 43229-6693
Or call the TIP toll-free hotline, 1-800-POACHER.