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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and saugeye at Clear Fork Reservoir in Ohio.

Clear Fork Reservoir, OH

With plenty of area designated for fishing from the bank, Clear Fork Reservoir is a great place to take the family for a fishing trip or an extended vacation. This 1,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, has 14 miles of shoreline.

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Clear Fork Reservoir, located in north-central Ohio, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and scenic destination. With its serene surroundings and abundant recreational opportunities, Clear Fork Reservoir is a popular spot for fishing, boating, and camping.

Fishing at Clear Fork Reservoir offers anglers the chance to target a variety of fish species. The lake is known for its healthy populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many hidden coves and structures for optimal fishing spots. Clear Fork Reservoir's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

Fishing can range from fair to excellent, depending on seasons and weather conditions. The lake has significant populations of bass, muskie, perch, white bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. A marina and public boat ramp offer services, launching and parking for boaters. A campground with hookups is located near the marina. Picnic areas are situated along the southern side of the lake nearby areas for shoreline fishing. All types of fishing and pleasure boats may use the free boat launch ramp, and canoes and kayaks can be launched from some of the picnic areas.

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Primary fish species residing in Clear Fork Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Saugeye

Clear Fork Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a favorite activity at Clear Fork Reservoir, providing visitors with an opportunity to explore the picturesque waters. The lake allows different types of watercraft, including motorboats, pontoon boats, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Boat ramps and a marina are available, ensuring easy access to the water for boating enthusiasts.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Dane's Marine
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
419 884-6277

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Clearfork Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Highway 97, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a Ohio Fishing License.

Camping facilities at Clear Fork Reservoir provide visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Clear Fork Resort Campground offers a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, indulge in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Clearfork Marina & Campground - 419 884-2877

Clear Fork Reservoir OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Clear Fork Reservoir
Clearfork Marina & Campground
7471 OH-97
Mansfield, OH 44903
419 884-2877


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Clear Fork Reservoir in Ohio.

Clear Fork Lake offers fishing for a variety of fish species in north-central Ohio.

Fishing on Clear Fork Reservoir, in OH.