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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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ponds stocked and ready to fish!

Lake Metroparks offers a variety of opportunities for fishing including stocked ponds as well as river, stream and lakeshore access. Lake Metroparks has created angler access through the construction of trails, parking areas, canoe landings, and decks.

Nine ponds were stocked on Monday, May 5 with a healthy variety of fish for angler fun.

Concord Woods Nature Park

Girdled Road Reservation (south)
  • Large wetland
  • Pond closest to shelter

A state of Ohio fishing license is not required by children or adults to fish in these ponds.

Lake Metroparks encourages catch and release fishing, which helps to maintain fish populations and ensure many park goers the same opportunities to enjoy fishing. 

The ponds are stocked with:

  • 12"+ Large Mouth Bass
  • 9 to 12" Channel Catfish
  • 4 to 6" Bluegill 
  • Fathead minnows

Fishing limits are in accordance with The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife.