In an effort to provide anglers with the best information possible, the Lake Metroparks' Fishing Report provides up-to-date information on fishing hotspots, recent activity by anglers and management activities by the Park District. Learn where the fish are biting and where fish have been stocked within the parks.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Fishing is HOT for August!

Even though it has been extremely hot and dry, the fishing has been great throughout Lake Metroparks.  The water levels are down but our stocked ponds are still producing some fine catches. Several Lake Metroparks camp and program participants had a great time catching a lot of fish throughout August. Cooler evenings are a great time to enjoy a few hours of fishing at your favorite fishing hole.   Don't let summer end without another great day of fishing with your friends!

Our local catfish master shows off another one!  Hidden Lake 8.9.16

A camper shows off her first fish ever Hidden Lake 7.27.16

Plenty of bluegill were caught at Hidden Lake 7.27.16

Finally a camper gets a bass! Hidden Lake 7.27.16

Hidden Lake 8.5.16

Hidden Lake 8.5.16

Beautiful bass caught at camp 8.2.16

Another happy camper! 8.2.16

Fishing Camp is the best! 8.2.16

Lake Erie 8.19.16

Lake Erie 7.31.16

Go Fish program at Lake Farmpark 8.3.16

Go Fish program at Lake Farmpark 8.15.16

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Two new docks offer better fishing access!

Lake Metroparks has recently added two new fishing docks, one at Hidden Lake (now open) and another at Girdled Road South(opening soon).  Both docks offer better access to the water for more fishing opportunities at these stocked locations.  While it's been a hot and dry summer the fish are still biting at many Lake Metroparks locations.  Get out right after dinner and enjoy a few hours of fishing while the cooler evening hours set in.

July fishing in Lake Erie

July fishing in Lake Erie

July fishing in Lake Erie

Evening fishing on the Grand River

Grand River

20" Catfish at Girdled Rd

A surprise catch while chasing Crayfish at Chagrin River

New dock at Girdled Rd South (opening soon)

Fishing off the new dock at Hidden Lake 7.25.16

Thursday, June 30, 2016

It's a great time to fish!

Summer is here and it's a great time to get out to fish.  Lake Metroparks has multiple public access points to try your skills out. Whether you fish at one of our many stocked ponds, along or on Lake Erie or in the Chagrin or Grand River, you never know what you might hook into. Take the time to share the love of fishing with a child, it's a lifetime activity that builds amazing memories.

Beautiful Smallmouth from the Grand River near Helen Hazen

Fishing the Grand River with a fly rod 6.13.16

Masons Landing Park on the Grand River 6.10.16

Small boat fishing on the Grand River 6.22.16

Blair Road Park 6.20.16

Girdled Road 6.24.16

Fishing program at Lake Farmpark 6.22.16

Girdled Road Skok Meadow 6.23.16

Concord Woods 6.24.16

Lake Erie fishing 6.26.16

Lake Erie fishing 6.26.16

Hidden Lake 6.29.16

Hidden Lake 6.29.16

Hidden Lake 6.29.16

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer Fishing is Fun!

Get out and fish!  Fishing is a great way to spend some quality time with your family.  Lake Metroparks offers multiple opportunities to catch some fun.  We are seeing plenty of activity at Hidden Lake with the new stocking of Largemouth Bass.  Catfish are also being caught in large numbers at Hidden Lake and in the Grand River.  The Grand River is an amazing resource for a variety of fish and Lake Metroparks offers many public access points including Grand River Landing, Helen Hazen Wyman, Beaty Landing, Mason's Landing, Blair Road and Hidden Valley.  All of these parks have picnic tables and grills to add to your fishing adventure.  If river fishing isn't for you, give one of the many stocked ponds throughout Lake Metroparks a try.  Happy Summer Fishing!

An amazing catch from the Grand River on June 1!

Canoe on the Grand River May 29th

Go Fish program on May 25

Grand River Landing May 31

Mason's Landing May 29

Helen Hazen Wyman in the Grand River May 29

Fish Ohio from Girdled Road pond on June 3

Rock Bass off the Headlands wall

Hidden Lake crappie on May 21

Catfish from Hidden Lake on May 21