Region Three - Northeast Ohio Fishing Lake Maps
Find all of your Northeast Ohio lake maps here for fishing around Cleveland, Akron, Ashtabula, Kent and Youngstown. There will be additional lakes added to the listings as they become available. Ohio Division of Wildlife Offices are listed below. Please contact them with any concerns or comments that you may have concerning your favorite lakes!
Tight Lines from Team GFO!
July 2, 2018
Captain Gary Zart here. Lake Erie is on fire and I mean in a good way lol. From the Islands to Conneaut within a few miles of shore you literally cannot keep rods in the water.
You can troll. You can cast. It doesn’t matter. Use your electronics to find active fish. From 20-ft to 50-ft of water should do the trick.
Dipsey divers pulling spoons, worm harnesses and shallow cranks is about the easiest way to catch them. I call it the revolving door.
Pull Reef Runners and Bandits behind Offshore Boards weighted or unweighted to increase your catch rate. Speed has been 2.3 to 2.7.
It’s as much fun fishing as you can have in a day. Get out and enjoy it while you can.
Captain Gary Zart
Blue Dolphin Walleye Charters
- Weekend Activity: Wildlife-Friendly Holiday Decor December 7, 2018This season, decorate an outdoor holiday tree or wreath that can double as a treat for wildlife in your yard.
- Steelhead Fishing Heats Up as the Air Cools! December 7, 2018Anglers are now flocking to streams along tributaries of Lake Erie’s central basin as the annual steelhead spawning runs begin.
- A Female Deer with Antlers? December 7, 2018Did you know? Female white-tailed deer can grow antlers if they have high testosterone levels. Since the antler growing cycle is controlled by testosterone levels, does with antlers usually sport poorly formed racks, and the racks rarely harden past the velvet stage. They are typically still in velvet when hunting season arrives.
- Show Your Support with Ohio Sportsman Plates! December 6, 2018Proceeds support wildlife programs such as state fish hatcheries, land acquisition for habitat conservation, youth education programs, and outdoor skills education.
- Backyard Birds: Nuthatches December 6, 2018The white-breasted nuthatch bird is sometimes called the upside-down bird, for obvious reasons. It tends to creep headfirst down tree trunks, looking for insects in the tree bark. If you see a white-breasted nuthatch making lots of quick trips to and from your feeder, it may be storing the seeds for later in the winter, […]
- Black Ducks are Ohio Bound December 6, 2018As the colors of fall fade away and winter’s chill begins to creep into Ohio, American black ducks land in Sandusky Bay. Learn more about the history of Ohio's black duck populations, and how habitat restoration has improved their numbers.
- Weekly Lake Erie Fishing Report December 5, 2018Walleye fishing has been good. Most anglers are focusing their efforts from Huron to Cleveland targeting 30 to 45 feet of water and moving nearshore around dusk and after dark.
- River Otter Trapping Season Reminders December 5, 2018The beaver and river otter trapping season begins on Dec. 26. A reminder that new counties were approved to open for river otter trapping this year, as the species is now prevalent in many areas.
- Audubon Christmas Bird Count December 5, 2018Audubon's 119th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Fri, Dec. 14, 2018 through Sat, Jan. 5, 2019. Join the Christmas Bird Count to help keep track of the movements and ranges of birds in the winter.
- More than 60,000 Deer Checked During Ohio's Weeklong Gun Season December 5, 2018Despite enduring some poor weather, hunters in Ohio checked 60,557 white-tailed deer during the 2018 weeklong deer-gun season.
- The Season of Giving! December 4, 2018If you find yourself with extra deer meat on your hands this year, you might consider sharing the bounty with those in need. Here are a few organizations that can help.
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 Ohio sportsmen and women with safety and excellent fishing & hunting opportunities!
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.