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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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer time = Fishing time

Lake Metroparks offers some great places to take the family for some fishing fun!  Recently the Family Fishing Frenzy was held at Hidden Lake and over 100 participants enjoyed an evening of fishing, a hot dog cookout, Ohio Department of Natural Resources display, a Worm Hike and lots of family fun.  Thanks to Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and our many volunteers for making this a special event.

The perfect way to end a hot summer day is to spend the evening near a pond catching some fish as the day begins to cool.  Most Lake Metroparks are now open until 11pm to extend your fishing time during the cooler evening hours.  Some suggested family pond fishing areas are Concord Woods, Girdled Road South, Veterans Park and Penitentiary Glen.  Get out soon and fish! 
Family Fishing Frenzy participant

Volunteer Cal assisting with the bait!

Participants begin to arrive for the Fishing Frenzy

Fairport ODNR does some fish netting demonstrations

Volunteer Andy helps some young anglers with their catch

Mom helping her daughter under the watchful eye of an experienced angler

Family Fishing Frenzy fun!

Learning about worms on a Worm Hike

Having some fun when the fishing slows down

Inspecting the worms captured during the Worm Hike