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Fishing at Caesar Creek State Park

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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.


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.

Caesar Creek State Park Catch Limits

Limits may change from year to year. The table below shows the current (2020) limits for fish at Caesar Creek. For other species and other locations, refer to the Fishing Regulations linked below.

Species Daily Limit Minimum Size
Blue & Flathead Catfish (under 35") No limit None
Blue & Flathead Catfish (35" and larger) One of each (statewide) None
Channel Catfish (less than 28") No limit None
Channel Catfish (28" or larger) 1 (statewide) 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 30 9"

Download a Caesar Creek Lake fishing map

Download the current Ohio Fishing Regulations

Go to the current Fishing Report and Forecast
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Last updated Monday, 10-May-2021 18:06:09 UTC