Fishing

Fishing

Whether you prefer catfish, bass, walleye or something else, anglers of all skill levels will find the waters in Trumbull County challenging. Here you'll find a number of waterways where the catches are plentiful, and you may even be lucky enough to reel in the big one. To receive a special Angler Packet complete with maps, fishing regulations and more, click here.


The Grand River

This waterway stretches south of Ashtabula County through the northwestern corner of Trumbull County before it heads into Geauga County. Here spring offers good fishing for walleyes and suckers while carp and most panfish are plentiful throughout the season.

Those who prefer to fish the many ponds located in the Grand River Wildlife Area will find major species such as panfish, bass and pickerel.


Mosquito Creek

This creek runs south from Ashtabula County through northern Trumbull County into Mosquito Lake. At the lower end of the lake, south of the dam, this waterway continues through Bazetta and Howland Townships before it runs through the city of Niles and joins with the Mahoning River in Weathersfield Township. Largemouth bass, northern pike, walleye, bluegills, bullheads, crappies, channel fish and white bass can be found here.


Mosquito Lake

Fishing this 7,850-acre lake is popular year-round. With more than 40-miles of shoreline and five launch areas, anglers can cast a line for plentiful catches of walleye, bass, northern pike, crappies and catfish. During the cold winter months, ice fishermen dot the frozen lake while ice skaters glide along the smooth surface.

The lake, which is the second largest inland lake in Ohio, offers unlimited horsepower but does have some limited speed zones, including a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit for the lake area north of the State Route 88 causeway. Additional speed and no-wake zones are prominently noted by navigational markers and signs. Trot or float lines may be used between the causeway and the refuge area at the northern end of the lake.


Pymatuning Creek

This waterway begins south of Kinsman and runs southeast through the Shenango Wildlife Area into Orangeville before it crosses into Pennsylvania. It is populated by largemouth bass, white crappies, sunfish, bullheads, carp and suckers. Spring is the best time to fish here, with both live and artificial baits working effectively. The best bass fishing has been by canoe and casting lures.


Boating

Mosquito Lake, one of the most popular lakes for boating and the second-largest inland lake in Ohio can be found here in Trumbull County. This 7,850-acre reservoir extends nearly 11 miles in length and more than a mile in width. It averages 11 feet in depth and has a maximum depth of nearly 44 feet.

Sailboats, runabouts, bow riders, cruisers, pontoons, bass and other fishing boats are common here throughout the spring, summer and fall. The lake offers unlimited horsepower but does have some limited speed zones, including a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit for the lake area north of the State Route 88 causeway. Additional speed and no-wake zones are prominently notes by navigational markers and signs.

Boaters will find 10 boat launching facilities around the lake, seven of which are operated by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Canoeing and Kayaking

If you crave the slower pace of paddling and prefer to look at nature up close and personal, Trumbull County offers a number of waterways where canoeists and kayakers will find miles of scenic areas that abound with wildlife.

At Foster Metro Park in Newton Township, paddlers can launch into the Mahoning River and continue downstream for 14 miles to Canoe City Metro Park in Leavittsburg. However portage at the Newton Falls Dam is required.

Paddlers can access Mosquito Creek at the lower end of Mosquito Lake south of the dam and follows this waterway through Bazetta and Howland Townships before it runs through the City of Niles and joins the Mahoning River in Weathersfield Township.


Canoeists and kayakers who paddle Pymatuning Creek can begin south of Kinsman and follow the creek as it runs southeast through the Shenango Wildlife Area into Orangeville before it crosses into Pennsylvania.


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