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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye and bluegill at C.J. Brown Reservoir in Ohio.

C.J. Brown Reservoir, OH

Completely surrounded by Buck Creek State Park, C.J. Brown Reservoir is home to a nice variety of fish species. This 2,019-acre lake, with 14 miles of shoreline, in the west-central part of the state offers walleye, bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie fishing.

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C.J. Brown Reservoir, also known as C.J. Brown Dam and Reservoir, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts in Ohio. Located near Springfield, the reservoir covers around 2,000 acres and offers a host of recreational activities, including fishing, boating, and camping.

Fishing at C.J. Brown Reservoir provides anglers with an opportunity to target various fish species. The reservoir is known for its healthy populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. Anglers can try their luck from the shoreline or take a boat out on the water to explore the reservoir's many coves and fishing hotspots. With its diverse fishery, C.J. Brown Reservoir offers something for anglers of all skill levels.

There is no horsepower limit on boat motors which makes the lake ideal for all types of water sports and fishing. Rental boats are available at the marina, located on the southeast side of the lake. Bait, tackle, supplies, eateries, camping and RV hookups are all close at hand. So come for a weekend fishing trip or an extended vacation.

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Primary fish species residing in C.J. Brown Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill

C.J. Brown Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunities at C.J. Brown Reservoir. The reservoir allows various types of watercraft, including powerboats, sailboats, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, water skiing, or simply relaxing on the water. The reservoir's size and scenic surroundings provide a picturesque setting for a day of boating.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Buck Creek Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Buck Creek Lane, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available at C.J. Brown Reservoir, making it a perfect destination for a weekend camping trip. The C.J. Brown Reservoir Campground offers a range of camping options, including tent sites and RV sites with electric hookups. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, connect with nature, and take advantage of the nearby fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Buck Creek State Park - 937 322-5284

C.J. Brown Reservoir OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

C.J. Brown Reservoir
Buck Creek State Park
1976 Buck Creek Lane
Springfield, OH 45502
937 848-2864


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