Lake Information, Details & State Management
Clear Fork Lake,Clear Fork Reservoir is in Richland and Morrow Counties * The lake covers 944 acres of fishing water with 14 miles of shoreline * Ohio Division of Wildlife District 1.
Clear Fork Lake Location ~ The lake is located southwest of Mansfield * East of Galion * Just northeast of Lexington.
Distance from Major Cities ~ 10 miles from Mansfield — 50 miles north of Columbus — 70 miles southwest of Cleveland.
Fishing Opportunities ~ Clear Fork Reservoir has Muskellunge * Crappie * Largemouth Bass * Bluegill * Yellow Perch * White Bass * Channel Catfish
The marina located at the southwest corner of the lake has a launching ramp off of SR 97 * There is an enforced speed limit on the lake of 10-mph.
State Management,The Ohio Division of Wildlife monitors fish populations – stocking – and water quality.
Clear Fork Lake Location - Courtesy of Google Maps
Attention Lake Erie walleye anglers! Lake Erie Walleye Trail is hosting their 6th event of the season, the Geneva GOTL Open, this Saturday, September 3rd at the Geneva Marina. Registration and more information available at https://lakeeriewalleyetrail.com/geneva-gotl-open-6/.
Ohio Lake Maps by ODNR Region 1-5
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.