There are many states in the United States where a person may need a fishing license to fish. The same goes for Ohio State. However, there are two days in which each Ohio resident can fish, whether or not licensed. These are May 7th and May 8th. If you live in Ohio and are new to fishing, these two days are great for you to try fishing. But what are the fish that can be caught in Ohio waters. Let's take a look at some of Ohio's fish.
In 2005, a group of university students harvested a lot of fish from Ohio waters. Here's a brief report on the type of fish that can be caught depending on location in Ohio.
If you're looking to fish in Central Ohio, one of the popular species to be caught here is the Channel Catfish. Fishing can be done with shrimp bait on the bottom and cut shade. Along the Buckeye Lake lid, you can catch a large mouth bass and hybrid strip. If you are fishing in the Licking River in Central Ohio, you can catch a range of fish, including channel catfish, flathead catfish, small bass and carp.
Northwest Ohio has a number of rivers and reservoirs and therefore the opportunity for fishing is further increased. On the Blanchard River, water is usually muddy and the temperature is around 80 degrees. Little bass is quite common in this river.
Catfish channel is common in the Scioto Rivers, where water is muddy and temperatures reach 80 degrees. Coins are common along the Ottawa Dam and you can catch the yellow perch along the River Leipzig. Bluegills and yellow perch are two species of fish that thrive in clean waters. They can be caught by fishing worms or by wax casting.
Moscow Lake and Portage Lake are two lakes in Northeast Ohio where you will find some of Ohio's most common fish species. Along Lake Mosquito, you can catch largemouth bass with rotating lures, wallets and bullshit. Catfish and bass are common fish in Portage Lakes.
Fish that can be found in the lakes and rivers of southwestern Ohio include souge, blue gills, catfish, largemouth bass, bullshit and canal cats. Catfish in Southwest Ohio is best captured with shaded, chicken liver and shrimp baits.