Fishing

Fishing is excellent at Seneca Lake. You can expect to catch largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, perch, blugill, walleye, saugeye, pike, several kinds of catfish, and even striped bass. Seneca has a 299 hp. limit on boats. Boat & jet ski rentals are available at the Marina (740) 685-0015. A State Fish Hatchery is just below the dam and may have a lot to do with the great fishing here.

We often see striped bass in the 14-20 lb. range caught during the season, and we have monster catfish. Shovelheads of 50 lb. plus are caught here every summer. (Tip: spiderwire and chicken livers.)

View a fishing map of Seneca Lake courtesy of the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

This year so far has been very good fishing for saugeye, walleye, crappie and largemouth bass. Check with the MWCD Rangers, Seneca Bait Store or The Dam Bait Store for the latest reports.

Salt Fork Lake is 20 minutes away and also has excellent walleye and record muskies.

Wolf Run Lake is 15 minutes south, has a 10 hp. limit, is very deep and stocked every spring with rainbow trout. Bring your canoe and flyrod.