|Lake Information||Details and State Management|
|Grand Lake St. Marys||Grand Lake St. Marys is the largest inland lake located entirely in the State of Ohio. It has an area covering 13500 acres. This lake lies within Ohio Division of Wildlife District Five(5).|
|Location||Grand Lake St. Marys is located in Mercer and Auglaize Counties flanked by the cities of Celina to the northwest and St. Marys to the northeast. The entire lake is bounded by state roads – State Route 29 is on the north side ~ State Route 703 is to the south ~ US Route 127 to the west. It is just west of I-75 off of US Route 33.|
|Distance from Major Cities||Approximately 90 miles southwest of Toledo. Approximately 90 miles northwest of Columbus. Approximately 60 miles north of Dayton.|
|Fishing Opportunities||This big lake has good populations of; *Bluegill *Bullheads *Largemouth Bass *Black and White Crappies *Channel Catfish *Bullheads *Yellow Perch *plus an occasional *Northern Pike or *Striped Bass.|
|Boating Information||There are many marinas around Grand Lake St. Marys. There are boat rentals at many of these so select one that is near the spots that you want to fish. There is no horsepower limit on the lake – but beware! The lake is very shallow with an average depth of only 5-7 feet. There are many stump fields with appetites for boat motors. A No Wake Zone extends 500 feet from shore.|
|State Management||The Ohio Division of Wildlife activities include; monitoring fish populations ~ stocking ~ creel studies ~ vegetation control ~ physical and chemical water analysis.|
Grand Lake St. Mary’s Location – Courtesy of Google Maps
A very special THANKS to the Ohio Division of Natural Resources, the Division of Wildlife and the Division of Watercraft for their hard work and dedication in providing Southwest Ohio sportsmen and women with boating safety plus excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!
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.