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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, muskie and saugeye at Piedmont Lake in Ohio.

Piedmont Reservoir, OH

Known for quality muskie, bass and saugeye fishing, Piedmont Lake is a 2,300-acre lake in the east-central part of the state. Nearly 40 miles of shoreline is surrounded by trees with brush and laydowns in the water providing cover to fish and baitfish alike.

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Piedmont Lake, located in eastern Ohio, is a hidden gem for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a peaceful and scenic retreat. With its serene surroundings and diverse recreational opportunities, Piedmont Lake offers excellent fishing, boating, and camping experiences.

Fishing at Piedmont Lake provides anglers with the opportunity to target various fish species. The lake is known for its abundant populations of largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and saugeye. Anglers can cast their lines from the shore, fish from a boat, or explore the lake's many coves and submerged structures for optimal fishing spots. Piedmont Lake's diverse fishery ensures that anglers of all skill levels can have a rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience.

The lake also offers good fishing for catfish, crappie, bluegill and white bass. Outboard motors have a 10 horsepower-maximum limit, so the lake is ideal for small fishing boats, canoes and kayaks. A boat ramp, food, gasoline, and boats-motors rentals are available at Piedmont Marina. At other locations a second boat ramp, parking and restrooms are also open to the public. Nearby camping and lodging provide headquarters for a quick fishing trip or a family vacation. Try your luck ice fishing in winter for crappie and saugeye.

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Primary fish species residing in Piedmont Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass Muskie Saugeye

Piedmont Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity at Piedmont Lake, offering visitors the chance to explore the expansive waters and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The lake allows various types of watercraft, including powerboats, pontoons, and kayaks. Boaters can enjoy leisurely cruises, engage in water sports activities, or simply relax on the calm waters while taking in the natural beauty. Multiple boat ramps and marinas are available, ensuring easy access to the lake for boating enthusiasts.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Essex Cove Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Road 352, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Piedmont Lake Boat Launch
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Piedmont Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Piedmont Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities at Piedmont Lake cater to those looking to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The Piedmont Lake Marina and Campground offer a range of camping options, including tent sites, RV sites with electric hookups, and cabins. Campers can enjoy the peaceful ambiance, indulge in outdoor activities, and take advantage of the lake's fishing and boating opportunities.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Piedmont Marina Campground - 740 658-1029

Clendening Lake Marina & Campground - 740 658-3691

Piedmont Lake OH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Piedmont Reservoir
Piedmont Marina
32281 Marina Rd
Freeport, OH 43973
740 658-1029


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Piedmont Reservoir offers quality saugeye and muskie fishing in the east-central part of Ohio.

Fishing on Piedmont Lake, in Ohio.