The sport of fishing was introduced to me by my paternal grandpa and dad many years ago. It has become my favorite hobby. When I was a kid, my dad, grandpa and I would load my grandpa’s boat in the early morning and head for Seneca Lake.
Seneca Lake is a Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District lake located near Senecaville and Cambridge, Ohio. It covers approximately forty-five miles of land in Noble and Guernsey Counties in Ohio. Noble and Guernsey County are neighboring counties in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in southeastern Ohio. Seneca Lake is considered one of the three biggest lakes in Ohio.
Seneca Lake is a great place to cach white bass in the early spring. A good spot to find this great tasting fish is near the Seneca Lake Dam near Senecaville, Ohio. Another great white bass fishing spot is Wills Creek which flows into Seneca Lake. The white bass are interested in spinners and fly style artificial bait. Minnows will also catch white bass.
Seneca Lake is my favorite lake to fish at. Mainly because there are ample land sites and many fish to give me a challenge.
One evening of catfishing, I not only caught several nice sized catfish at Seneca Lake, but also a couple snapping turtles. The turtles weren’t exactly what I was wanting, but they can make great tasting soup Other fish that inhabit Seneca Lake are walleye, bass, blue gill, carp, and muskie.
This lake was once a haven for sailboats, it has a horsepower limit of 399 horsepower. The lake is large enough for people that enjoy water skiing.
There are two other lakes in this area that I like to fish in this area of Ohio. The lake at the Wolf Run State Park located near Belle Valley, Ohio and Caldwell, Ohio is known for the stocking of trout in the spring.
The Wolf Run Lake is more of a boat friendly lake than shore. However, this is a lake that has a 10 horsepower limit. The Wolf Run State Park is also stocked with bass, blue gill, crappie and of course catfish. This lake sets at the bottom of beautiful hillside landscape. This lake has become a great relaxing haven for myself and many others.
The Wolf Run State Park offers a small campground for both the primitive and camper outdoor enthusiasts.
The third lake I have enjoyed the sport of fishing at is at the Salt Fork State Park. This is truly a guaranteed place to catch fish. I have been very successful in my fishing endeavors here. I have also completely lost a fishing pole in a battle with a very large fish in this lake. I guess i’m kind of glad I didn’t land that fish.
The Salt Fork Lake has an ample amount of fishing areas for boats long with those that enjoy to fish along the shoreline. The Salt Fork State Park is located near Cambridge, Ohio.
May is a great month to fish…hope people get a chance to enjoy the great outdoors during the warm weather seasons.