Kayak fishing is fast becoming the first choice for many anglers
of inland waterways and lakes though out Ohio. In 2008 there were over 80,000
canoes and kayaks registered with the Ohio Department of Natural
Resources; that is a 34% increase from 2003.
In 2009 according to ODNR there was an increase of
20% in paddle craft registations nearly 90,000.
We are using the same five area layout for
this website as used by state agencies, central, northwest,
northeast, south east and northwest for ease of use and
information. We have also included on each of the lakes area
page a link to the district offices of each area.
Our forum has been created for the use of
the fishers of Ohio where they can share
information about what area is good, what works in that area and
general information about fishing in our state. It is also for
those coming to our state to see what areas are available for
fishing, the species there, and what baits are best to use.
We have two types of fishers using kayaks,
those who spin cast and those who are fly fishers; both have
found that the kayak will allow them access to areas that were
previously out of their reach.
now has 4 named water trails and more are being examined for
inclusion to that list. There are also 14 named scenic rivers in Ohio. The county parks departments are
looking at creating more access points to our rivers and
streams, but it will take work from all of us to help maintain
the access points and the cleanliness of our rivers. Please
help us, by being part of the river cleanup day in your