Ohio Fishing Destinations

Defiance Reservoir

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Bluegill and 1 more species

Defiance Reservoir in Ohio is a popular fishing spot that is home to a variety of fish species, including bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and boating. Fishing tips include using live bait and fishing near the dam or in deeper water. The best time to visit is during the spring or fall, with average temperatures ranging from 50-70°F. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

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This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).

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Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...