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Lake Milton, OH

Popular Fish Species Lake Milton, OH

Lake Milton Popular Fish - Walleye

Walleye Fishing

Thanks to good fisheries management by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, a healthy population of walleye are thriving in the waters of Lake Milton this year. Reports of walleye catches over six pounds are not uncommon. May and June tend to be the best time for weekend anglers to catch them. During this time they tend to move shallower and closer to shore. Other times of the year they are more likely to roam around in deeper water. As always, staying close by schools of baitfish. They are eager to feed throughout the lake, but tend to concentrate around structure on points, flats and ledges off the river channels. A proven method for catching walleye here is trolling with spinners tipped with live bait, or trolling with long-billed, deep diving crankbaits. However casting live bait, jigs, worms and spoons also works well at times. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for walleye can be very productive. Use GPS to locate spots you normally fish during other times of the year.

Lake Milton Popular Fish - Muskie

Muskie Fishing

Fishing for Muskellunge in Lake Milton could provide a trophy fish on any given cast. Giant musky roam these waters and are aggressive eaters. Muskie fishing can bring some exciting moments to your fishing day, as big muskies are spectacular, and strong fighters. Use a strong rod in medium- to medium-heavy action, with heavy line - 20# or heavier. Because of their sharp teeth, steel leaders are highly recommended. Muskie have a big mouth so use big baits, same baits you would use for bass but in larger sizes. Topwater, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and jerkbaits all work well for hungry muskie. The best time of year to chase these big fish is Spring, and then again in Fall as the water temperature starts cooling. When the lake freezes over in winter, ice fishing for musky can be very exhilarating. Use GPS to locate spots you normally find muskie during summer.

Lake Milton Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are a favorite of many locals at Lake Milton, as they are plentiful and easy to catch, once located. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap, and around grass use worms, jigs, topwater and spinnerbaits. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass and spotted bass also reside here in good numbers.

Lake Milton Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and muskie at Lake Milton in Ohio.

Located 10 miles west of Youngstown Ohio, Lake Milton is a 1,700-acre lake offering area residents a great getaway for boating and fishing. Over 22 miles of shoreline, much of which is lined with boat docks and brush piles, are the feeding grounds for many of the fish species here.

Lake Milton, situated in northeastern Ohio, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a serene and picturesque getaway. With its tranquil surroundings and diverse recreational opportunities, Lake Milton offers excellent fishing, boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at Lake Milton provides anglers with the opportunity to target various fish species. The lake is known for its thriving populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and muskellunge. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many coves and submerged structures for optimal fishing spots. Lake Milton's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and exciting fishing experience.

Where these areas drop to deeper water are good choices for ice fishing in search of walleye, yellow perch, musky and northern pike. A marina, several boat ramps, parking areas, restrooms and fishing access points are located around the lake for public use. Whether you like to fish from the bank, make casts from a boat, or troll with deep-diving lures, Lake Milton provides plenty of opportunity to catch bass, walleye, perch, muskie, crappie, white bass and catfish. Pleasure boats, kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats and all types of fishing boats are welcome as boating is permitted with no horsepower restrictions. Camping and lodging are available nearby.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Milton

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Perch Muskie

Lake Milton Amenities

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

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Boating is a popular activity at Lake Milton, offering visitors the chance to explore the expansive waters and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The lake allows various types of watercraft, including powerboats, pontoon boats, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax on the calm waters while taking in the surrounding natural beauty. Multiple boat ramps and marinas are available, ensuring convenient access to the lake for boating enthusiasts.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Milton State Park Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the east end of the Mahoning Ave Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Point view Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off Pointview Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Fishing Guides On Lake Milton, OH

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Fishing License

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Camping facilities at Lake Milton cater to those looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Lake Milton State Park Campground provides a range of camping options, including tent sites and RV sites with electric hookups. 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

Lake Milton RV Resort - 330 720-5445

Green Acres Lake Park Campground - 330 538-2194

Country Acres Campground - 330 358-2774

Lake Milton OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Milton
Lake Milton State Park Marina
16790 Milton Ave
Lake Milton, OH 44429
330 654-4989


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Lake Milton in Ohio.

Lake Milton offers great springtime fishing for bass, crappie and walleye in northeast Ohio.

Fishing on Lake Milton, in OH.