Fishing at Caesar Creek State Park

Caesar Creek Lake offers many opportunities for anglers.  The lake has over forty miles of shoreline with many small and large coves, standing trees, and stump areas.  The average lake depth ranges from twenty feet at the north end of the lake to over 100 feet on the south end near the dam.  This varied lake provides perfect habitat for many species of fish of interest to anglers.  These include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, and Carp.  In addition, Saugeye and Muskellunge are stocked annually.


There are numerous places to fish from the shore on the lake.  Some of the more convenient  areas are at the dead end of Ward Rd., the fishing platform near the Park Office and under the  St. Rt. 73 bridge.  Visit the Caesar Creek Young Angler's Pond with fishing exclusively for kids under 16 years of age.


Requirements

A valid Ohio Fishing License is required to fish in Ohio waters.  This includes frogs and turtles.  The person fishing must carry their license while fishing.  Children under the age of 16 and certain other people are not required to have a license.   On May 4 and 5, 2019, Ohio Residents do not need a license during these Free Fishing Days.  For more information and to purchase a license on line, go to:  http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/fishingregulations.



Caesar Creek State Park Catch Limits

Limits may change from year to year.  The table below shows the current (2019) limits for fish at Caesar Creek.  For other species and other locations,  download the Regulations here.


Species

Daily Limit

Minimum Size

Blue & Flathead Catfish
No limit
None
Channel Catfish (less than 28")
No limit
None
Channel Catfish (28" or larger)
1
28"
Largemouth, Smallmouth, & Spotted Bass
5
12"
Muskellunge
1
None
Striped, Hybrid-Striped, & White Bass
30
No more than 4 over 15"
Trout (all species)
5
None
Walleye, Sauger, & Saugeye
6
15"
Yellow Perch
30
None
Crappie
10
9"
All other fish
No limit
None










Fishing Map

A fishing map is available here and can be downloaded here.